HITS Connections

MCF Media: New Solutions for Content Localization

It was a pooling of resources between three companies that resulted in today’s MCF Media Solutions. A few years ago, Westlake, Ohio-based MCF Tech Solutions teamed up with Los... More

Cognizant: M&E is Nearing the ‘End of Digital’s Beginning’

A new white paper from IT consulting firm Cognizant looks at the new digital economics of the media and entertainment industry, as well as the ways in which leadership and strategy... More

Box CFO: Progressly Purchase to Help ‘Accelerate’ Workflow Offerings

Box’s recent acquisition of Redwood City, California startup Progressly was designed to help “accelerate” the company’s automated workflow solutions, according to Dylan Smi... More

SAP Teams with Accenture, Others on S/4HANA Cloud Adoption

SAP has announced it will work with Accenture, Capgemini and Deloitte to accelerate adoption of SAP S/4HANA Cloud in numerous industries, with the companies looking to develop solu... More

MESA’s Latest ‘M&E Journal’ Edition Goes Live

The 2018 spring-summer edition of the “M&E Journal,” published by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), and geared toward senior media and entertainment e... More

Box CEO: Q1 Saw Strong AI Demand

Box saw strong demand for its Box Skills artificial intelligence (AI) framework and continued to “make great progress” on its “two major objectives” in the first quarter (e... More

Salesforce CEO: U.S. Needs National Privacy Law

The Salesforce Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform continued to make strides in Salesforce’s first quarter (ended April 30) and the growing presence of AI is making it... More

Accelerated Ingest to Cloud Services

By Megan Cater, Senior Manager Digital Content at Signiant - We are in an era of data inundation. According to a report by IDC, by 2020 there will be as many digital bits in ex... More

HITS Spring: SAS Shares M&E Machine Learning Use Cases

For media and entertainment companies, digging through the sheer amount of data available to make better business decisions can be a daunting task. At the May 17 HITS Spring: T... More

HITS Spring: MicroStrategy Touts Analytics Gains

The challenges confronting media and entertainment companies today when it comes to data can be daunting. Disparate data sources that need to be sliced eight different ways for... More

HITS Spring: LiveTiles Chief Architect Examines Future of AI Tools

For the last decade, everyone in the media and entertainment industry has had some form of the term “digital transformation” beaten into their heads, and from the move away fro... More

HITS Spring Keynoter Stresses Bottom-Top Approach to Innovation

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — You know that old saying, “form follows function”? Well, Jeff Julian, founder and CEO of design thinking firm Lab5 Systems, has a problem with that. ... More

Rightsline: Tackling Media Rights, Avails Challenges for Industry’s Biggest Players

With no end in sight to the content craze, the world’s top media producers and distributors are almost exclusively now outsourcing their rights and avails management to a purpose... More

HITS Spring Kicks Off with a Message for Hollywood: Embrace Risk

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — To kick off the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit, a collection of technology experts and studio reps looked at the state ... More

HITS Spring to See EP’s Mazor Examine CISOs and Security

When the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17, Martin Mazor, chief information security officer for Entertainment P... More

HITS Spring to See AI, Data Endeavors Highlighted

Among the breakout sessions during the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17 is a closer look at the latest AI and d... More

The Buzz on Blockchain

By Guy Finley, Executive Director, MESA - Every few years a new buzz word travels around Hollywood. Some come. Some go. Some are glorified to oblivion. Others ride through Gartn... More

OpenText CEO: Company to Continue Heavily Investing in its Cloud Platform

OpenText will continue “making key investments” in its cloud platform, while remaining on the lookout for more acquisition targets to keep growing its business, according to Ma... More

HITS Spring: Execs to Tackle Advanced Production Technologies

At the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit in Los Angeles on May 17, one of the highlights of the day will be a high-level discussion around new produc... More

AWS Elemental Cloud Services Aim to Maximize Value of Video with AI

NEW YORK — Four of the most recent cloud services that Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced are helping media and entertainment (M&E) companies maximize the value of video with a... More