HITS Connections

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

Google Cloud Exec: Company Continues to Make Major AI Investments

NEW YORK – Google continues to make major investments in deep learning and other associated areas that fall under the artificial intelligence (AI) umbrella, according to Ron Bodk... More

AWS: Three ‘Major Trends’ as Customers Adopt Machine Learning

NEW YORK — Amazon Web Services (AWS) has observed “three major trends” as its customers adopt machine learning (ML) in growing numbers, according to Dan Mbanga, AWS global le... More

Public Invited to Learn More About Trusted Partner Network May 2

The industry — and the public at large — is invited May 2 to an online discussion around the Trusted Partner Network, the new industrywide content security initiative being und... More

WD CEO: Cloud Computing, Mobility Growth Gave Company Q3 Boost

Continued growth in cloud computing and mobility, combined with “continued strong demand” for Western Digital (WD) NAND flash memory, helped give the company a lift in its thir... More

M&E Journal: Hollywood Without Borders

By Devendra Mishra, MESA - Since its inception, Hollywood has successfully deployed new technologies that enhance viewing quality and the efficiency of production and business ... More

Legacy FTP to 8K Video … the Old Met the New During the NAB Show

By Jon Finegold, CMO, Signiant - Reflecting on the NAB Show this year, I was struck by two extremes: emerging technology that’s still on the fringe, like 8K video, and dying ... More

May 2 Webinar: ‘Introducing the Trusted Partner Network: One Industry, One Audit’

On May 2 at 11 a.m. PT, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) will hold a webinar to discuss the Trusted Partner N... More

IBM CFO: Strength in Security, Cloud Gave Company a Q1 Lift

IBM reported revenue growth in its first quarter (ended March 31) behind continued strength in its cloud and cybersecurity businesses, according to CFO James Kavanaugh. Total re... More