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NAB 2019: MESA Members to Spotlight Connected TV, OTT

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey - Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will be bringing connected TV, OTT and application solutions to Las Vegas ne... More

SAS to Dedicate $1B to AI Endeavors

Analytics solutions firm SAS has announced it will invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence solutions — covering software, education, expert services and more — over the ne... More

NAB 2019: MESA Members to Tout Post-Production Solutions

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey - This is the first of two stories previewing some of the post-production solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Memb... More

M&E Journal: The War for Attention

By Steve Sobel, Go to Market Lead for M&E, and Brian Vellmure, Managing Partner, Ignite, Salesforce - The future will belong to those who can personalize across moments and bran... More

NAB 2019: MESA Members Bring Content Protection, Digital Asset Management Know-How

This year’s NAB Show is shaping up to be the largest to date, with nearly 100,000 attendees from 165 countries and 1,700-plus exhibitors descending on Las Vegas April 6-11. Am... More

Google Cloud Security Specialist: No GDPR Compliance Problems

Google Cloud hasn’t experienced any major compliance issues since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect last year and isn’t concerne... More

‘Advise, Amplify, Transform’: A WaveSeven Mantra

In surfing lore, the seventh in a series of waves is the largest, most sought-after wave to ride. For Los Angeles-based WaveSeven — a full-service boutique consulting firm with s... More

Google Cloud Touts New Security Services, Provides Future Roadmap

Google Cloud introduced new security services including a beta release of Web Risk API March 6 that it said were designed to “simplify enterprise threat detection and protection,... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: The Importance of Building Relationships, Resilience

To survive in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, especially in these rapidly-changing times, three major keys to success are the ability to build trusting relationships wi... More

Box CEO: Company’s Bullish on 2019 Product Roadmap

Box expects to benefit significantly in 2019 from the one-two punch of the upcoming launches of a new version of Box Relay in the first half of the year and then Box Shield in the ... More

M&E Journal: The Service Monetization Process

By Eric Collins, Founder and President, and Neil Yu, Corporate Controller, LADB - In the digital age, the hurdle for entering the service business of content processing has neve... More

Paths to Leadership on the Docket at Feb. 27 Smart Hollywood Summit

To close out the program Feb. 27 at the Smart Hollywood Summit in Los Angeles, the minds behind Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) will bring a collection of industry executives... More

M&E Journal: The ‘Platform-etization’ of Hollywood

Guy Finley will be among the presenters Feb. 27 at the Smart Hollywood Summit in Los Angeles. By Guy Finley, President, Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) - ... More

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Marks 50th with ‘Industry 4.0’ Event

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a full-day academic conference April 2 in Los Angeles, exploring the “Fourth Industrial Revoluti... More

Light Point Security Releases Clientless Version of Browser Isolation Platform

Anti-browser-based attack firm Light Point Security Feb. 19 announced a clientless version included of its browser isolation platform, Light Point Web, marking the first browser is... More

HPA Tech Retreat Panelists: AI in M&E is in its Infancy

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Don Eklund, CTO for Sony Pictures Entertainment, sees a pretty simple explanation for why artificial intelligence has become such a prevalent technology tod... More

M&E Journal: Improving Transparency and Speed in the Content Supply Chain, From Client to Freelance Translator

By Nicky McBride, VP Business Development, SDI Media - Media localization has gone through a major transition in the last few years, driven both by the need to turn around local... More

Adobe, PIX Celebrate Sci-Tech Oscars

Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) members Adobe and PIX System were among the honorees at this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Scienti... More

EIDR, WD Execs: SMPTE’s C4 ID Complements EIDR ID

Although some people mistakenly believe SMPTE’s recently standardized C4 ID is a competitor to the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) global unique identifier system or the... More

M&E Journal: Adapting Your Content Model in a Direct-to-Consumer Economy

By Amos Biegun, Vistex, and Richard Whittington, SAP - Over time, studios have adopted several practices to manage rights. At first, tracking rights ownership was done manually,... More