HITS Fall: TPN Heads Offer Updates

LOS ANGELES — The heads of the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — the industrywide content security initiative geared toward helping companies prevent breaches and leaks of pre-release film and TV content — offered attendees of the Oct. 4 Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summ... More

Netflix Doubles Down on Bundling, Simultaneous Theatrical-Streaming Releases

In addition to reporting strong subscriber growth for the third quarter (ended Sept. 30), Netflix said Oct. 16 that it’s continuing to expand its bundling pacts with pay TV providers, Internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile operators. Netflix also intends to continue makin... More

HITS Fall: IBM Aspera, FOX Sports Tout Challenges They Overcame to Deliver FIFA World Cup Coverage

To successfully deliver video coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from Moscow, FOX Sports and IBM Aspera had to overcome various challenges, according to executives from those companies. FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2018 World Cup included the delivery of more video to U.S. v... More

ESCA Returned to HITS Fall with Innovative, Deep-Dive Supply Chain Solutions

The Entertainment Supply Chain Academy (ESCA) was the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance’s (MESA) first brand, first community and the genesis for the Alliance, and its one-day events — hosted in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group — were the gatherin... More

M&E Journal: Is AI-Driven Metadata the Best Kept Secret in Hollywood?

By Ian Cameron, VP of Digital Media, and Daniel Mayer, CMO and SVP for Products, Expert System Enterprise - In 2016, the seven biggest film studios were hit by an estimated 15 percent decline in profit, a drop of $700 million from 2015. This decline is occurring, in large part... More

Videocites: Tracking Videos, Wherever They Go

Video-based search is a powerful novel technology that enables a new set of tools for superior video discovery and management. That’s where Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm Videocites sees the future of content discovery, with its AI- and video-based search solutions geared... More

HITS Fall: Blockchain Can Help Production Workflow, But Challenges Remain, DXC Director Says

Blockchain stands to help content production workflow, but there continue to be some challenges around the technology, so each organization must determine if it’s the right solution for it, according to Steve Wong, director of innovation and development at DXC Technology. ... More

HITS Fall: M&E Companies Must Make ‘Bold’ Moves Now to Succeed in the Future, Cognizant Exec Says

Media and entertainment (M&E) companies need to make “bold” moves today to better compete, drive growth and succeed in the future, according to Robert Brown, associate VP at Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. As the M&E industry reaches the end of the first phase... More

HITS Fall: Enhancing User Experience, Metadata Crucial in ‘Engagement Economy,’ ThinkAnalytics Says

Enhancing the video user experience, enhancing metadata and creating real-time campaigns have become increasingly important strategies for video platforms across the board to implement, according to ThinkAnalytics CEO Gabriel Berger. The battle for customer engagement is sophi... More

HITS Fall: Technologist Turner’s Reasons Why Post in the Cloud Works

The media and entertainment industry has already embraced the cloud when it comes to content creation, management and distribution. But for several reasons, the use of cloud technologies for post-production and VFX work seems to be lagging behind, according to entertainment techn... More