Sohonet CEO to Examine Remote Post Options at Smart Content Summit

It used to be that working remotely in the media and entertainment space was a luxury. But with those working on productions spread around the world, and ever-increasing travel challenges — including costs, scheduling, talent availability, and virus outbreaks — working remote... More

Gracenote Growth Gave Nielsen a Q4 Lift

Growth at Gracenote provided Nielsen a boost in its fourth quarter and fiscal year (ended Dec. 31), the company said Feb. 27. “In 2019, we saw mid-single-digit growth in Gracenote, our metadata and discovery platform,” Nielsen CFO Linda Zukauckas said on an earnings call. ... More

Whip Media to Talk Consumer Engagement at OTT Supply Chain Event

Sure, consumers are cutting the cord at an ever-increasing rate, thanks to the onslaught of direct-to-consumer choices available. But how do consumers actually feel about all these new OTT services? That’s the topic Carol Hanley, chief strategy and revenue officer for Whip M... More

M&E Journal: The Rights and Metadata Agility Imperative

By Ross French, Senior Director, and Alex Akers, Manager, Consulting, KlarisIP - Sam leads the sales team for a media content company — a well-oiled machine that has been making conventional content deals for years. One day her chief strategy officer calls and says “We’r... More

Box CEO: Shield’s a ‘Core Catalyst’ for Suite Adoption

Box saw continued strong demand for its Box Shield security controls and intelligent threat detection capabilities in the fourth quarter (ended Jan. 31), according to company CEO Aaron Levie. Shield is also “definitely one of the core catalysts” for Enterprise Suite “ado... More

CDSA’s Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit Returns to NAB

With more cyberattacks dominating the news, more live broadcast streams being pirated, and more privacy concerns for consumers than ever before, media and entertainment executives are constantly seeking the latest tools and solutions to counter threats and keep their end users co... More

Whip Media to Stress Importance of Consumer Insights at Smart Content Event

The explosion of direct-to-consumer offerings has also seen a major jump in media companies creating their own distribution platforms. And with that growth, data-driven decisions are becoming more critical than ever … and they have to be based on the right types of data. Tha... More

Salesforce’s Latest Acquisition is Vlocity for $1.3B

Salesforce is acquiring Vlocity, a provider of cloud and mobile software built natively on the Salesforce platform, for about $1.33 billion in cash net of Salesforce's ownership in the company, Salesforce said Feb. 25. “The transaction is expected to close during the fiscal ... More

BeBanjo to Examine Streaming Metadata, Rights Conundrum at Smart Content Summit

The growth of direct-to-consumer and other OTT services has led to some interesting challenges for content owners: how do you manage the sheer volume of content that’s being delivered today? Content planning, scheduling, distribution and delivery have all become more complex... More

M&E Journal: Securing Large-Scale Supply Chains Globally

By Tony Miles, Co-Founder, CEO, Fortium - Globalization has led to the shrinking of the world. Marketplaces that were off limits a decade ago are now easily targetable by those with the will, and expertise, to do so. This is true for M&E, just like any other industry, and i... More