S3 Panelists See Some Progress with Broadcasters, Smart Content

Looking at the projected media and entertainment (M&E) growth of 30 major metro cities, PwC’s “Cities of Opportunity: The Urban Rhythm of Entertainment & Media" will re... More

Spotify Adds Video Streaming, Other Services Built Around Listener Data (AdAge)

Spotify is rolling out a slew of new products, including a video platform, designed to transform the music streaming service into a much broader entertainment system. By adding vid... More

ContentBridge Calls for Interoperable Master Format Standards

By Chris Tribbey Doug Reinart, COO of digital supply chain solutions company ContentBridge, looks at the current state of how the industry handles its digital supply chain and is ... More

LAIKA Executive Touts Switch to Hightail

During LAIKA’s first two films (“Coraline” in 2009 and “ParaNorman” in 2012) the main way the Oregon-based stop-motion animation studio went about sharing video files amo... More

RSG Media Signs National Hockey League for RightsLogic Consumer Products Licensing System (SCN)

RSG Media has signed a deal with the National Hockey League (NHL®) to implement RightsLogic, a rights management system which the NHL will use to manage the contractual rights and... More

Apple Music Has Got the Beat But Not the Algorithm

By Paul Sweeting Apple is thinking different about music streaming. As Apple prepares to take on Spotify, Pandora and their many rivals in the streaming media sweepstakes with th... More

Music Streaming Services Adding Analytics to Artistry

Internet radio service Pandora this week announced it has acquired Next Big Sound, a leading music analytics provider, as it seeks to bolster its big data chops amid growing compet... More

This Season’s Hot New TV Show: The Data Game

The annual TV upfronts presentations are traditionally the forum where broadcasters and cable networks roll out their new and returning series and bring out their on-air stars to s... More

Data Is Power For Indie Musicians

In the music industry, musicians create music in isolation and then release it to the public. They spend weeks or months writing, rehearsing, recording, mixing and mastering. After... More

The New TV Metrics: Pick A Number, Any Number

With the major broadcasters gearing up to make their annual Upfront presentations to advertisers in New York next week the challenge of measuring program viewership across all of ... More

CBS Defends TV, and Its Own Power, With Data on Viewers’ Purchases

On the eve of Upfront Week, the annual ritual in which the broadcast nets walk advertisers through their fall schedules, CBS is prepping a sales pitch designed to demonstrate its s... More

NBC ‘SNL’ App Makes Use of Smart Content

Matt Turner, CTO of media and publishing for MarkLogic Corp., looks at what NBC has done with its new “Saturday Night Live” app, and sees a first for the world of both OTT and ... More