All posts by Jeff Berman

NBCUniversal Exec Prediction: OpenAP to Remain Necessary

NEW YORK — The OpenAP audience-targeting media consortium will continue to be relevant even five years down the road for the still relatively nascent advanced advertising market,... More

WD Touts Rugged ArmorATD, My Passport Go

NEW YORK – Western Digital (WD) used Pepcom’s product showcase for media June 20 to showcase its latest products, with standouts including two of its most rugged current offeri... More

Adobe CEO: More Sensei AI Opportunities on the Horizon

Adobe continues to see increased applications for its Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform and expects the strong overall momentum it saw ac... More

Gracenote Adds Video Popularity Score to Advanced Discovery Metadata Offerings

Gracenote has introduced a video metadata offering it said June 19 was designed to help customers find the most popular movie and TV content. Gracenote Video Popularity Score, t... More

Technicolor Exec: ‘We’re Still in a Crawl Phase’ with Extended Reality

NEW YORK — It’s still just the early days for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and other forms of extended reality (XR), and funding remains challenging as applicat... More

TV Makers, Retailer at CE Week: All Signs Promising for 8K Success

NEW YORK – 8K Ultra High-Def (UHD) isn’t just a story about improved resolution and all signs seem to be promising that 8K TVs will be embraced by consumers and content creator... More

Verizon, Analyst: 5G’s Future Looks Bright, Despite Consumer Confusion

NEW YORK – 5G has arrived and it stands to have a significant impact on the technology industry, the retail sector and the world in general. But the next-generation wireless tech... More

HITS Spring: Empathetic Technologies Present Major Opportunities for Entertainment Industry

Empathetic technologies can help us connect with each other and ourselves in the most human ways, and they present significant opportunities to the entertainment industry and conte... More

E3 2019: Microsoft’s Next Game Console to Support 8K, Feature Next-Gen SSD

Microsoft’s next video game console, code-named “Project Scarlett,” will support 8K Ultra High-Def (UHD) video playback resolution and feature a “new-generation” solid st... More

HITS Spring: Security is ‘Everybody’s Problem,’ Entertainment Partners CISO Says

Ongoing security challenges that include sloppy handling and storage of personal information and other data, along with newer security challenges including quantum computing and ... More

HITS Spring: Experts Talk Quantum Computing, Deep Fakes

During the May 23 HITS Spring session “Quantum Computing and the Future of Entertainment & Content Security,” Mark Jackson, scientific lead of business development at Cambridge... More

Western Digital CEO: Strong 2019 Product Lineup to Help Overcome Challenges

Western Digital (WD) expects its strong 2019 product portfolio will help it surmount market challenges that include continued flash pricing deterioration and tense U.S.-China trade... More

HITS Spring: Benefits of TPN Touted by Richey May Technology Solutions, New Wave Entertainment

The many benefits of the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) industrywide content security initiative were highlighted May 23 by Richey May Technology Solutions, New Wave Entertainment a... More

HITS Spring: SoftServe Looks to a Better Recommendation Engine

There is more content than ever out there and it’s enormously challenging for broadcasters to get viewers to watch their content and keep them engaged, so it’s crucial to creat... More

Box Execs: New Customer Wins, Demand for Services Boosted Q1

Box was helped in its first quarter (ended April 30) by continued cloud storage demand as the company continued to score major new customer wins, according to company executives. ... More

Apple Breaks Up iTunes, Touts HDR, ML, VR Enhancements

Apple touted multiple enhancements to its hardware and software that included augmented reality (AR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), machine learning (ML), Ultra High-Def (UHD) and virt... More

HITS Spring: Blizzard Entertainment Eyes AI, ML to Enhance eSports Content Offerings

Game maker Blizzard Entertainment — which relies on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to distribute content from its popular Overwatch League eSports competitions — will see its Activi... More

HITS Spring: MarkLogic, Sony Tout Benefits of Leveraging Curated Descriptive Metadata

Curated descriptive metadata can yield significant competitive business value for a media and entertainment company, according to MarkLogic and Sony. “We’re here to talk abo... More

HITS Spring: Spark Digital Touts Benefits of Geotargeting

Whether your organization is targeting content within the confines of a physical space or localizing content for global markets, using time and place data to deliver customers comp... More