HITS Connections

M&E Journal: Direct-to-Consumer: The Hard Road Ahead for Hollywood Studios

By Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA - Hollywood has long relied on exhibitors and retailers to deliver its products to the consumer through a... More

Salesforce Exec: Acquisitions of ClickSoftware, Tableau Provide Opportunities

Salesforce sees opportunities from its recent acquisitions of ClickSoftware and Tableau Software, according to Bill Patterson, EVP and GM of Service Cloud at the company. “Our... More

IBC 2019: Russia Sees Its First Dolby Cinema; Microsoft Azure Gets Disney Workflow Deal

As the annual IBC event winds down in Amsterdam, several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) attending the show had news to share. Here’s what Dolby, Mi... More

IBC 2019: GrayMeta Adds More Adobe Creative Cloud Functionality; Gracenote Launches ID Distribution System

Several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) opened IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam with new feature announcements, new services, and even new hires. Here’s w... More

MediaBridge Capital Advisors: Driving Deals That Redefine Media and Entertainment

For years now, major media and technology deals and mergers have had the same name behind them: Boston-based MediaBridge Capital Advisors, a global investment bank that advises com... More

Cognizant CEO: Company Wants to ‘Double Down on’ Communications, Media and Tech Business

Cognizant is looking to boost its focus on those segments of its business, including Communications, Media and Technology, that are growing in double digits, according to company C... More

Mixed Signs for the Future of Movies, TV on Disc

Although streaming and other forms of electronic delivery of movies and TV shows continue to increasingly overtake packaged video sales, it remains likely that movies on UHD Blu-r... More

Box CEO: Company’s Seeing Strong Early Interest in Shield

Box is seeing strong early interest in its upcoming Shield security controls and intelligent threat detection capabilities, according to company CEO Aaron Levie. The company rec... More

A Brave (and Very Fragmented New World): Ready for Hundreds of Distribution Decisions?

By Stewart Till, Producer, Mediamorph Board Member - Not so long ago content distribution used to be very orderly; a little like one of those rare, unusually calm “Game of Thr... More

Salesforce CEO: Company’s ‘Never Been Better Positioned for the Future’

Salesforce continued to make strides with its Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform and Customer 360 cross-cloud technology initiative in the second quarter (ended July 31... More

DXC Technology, Infosys Tout Google Cloud Partnerships

Both DXC Technology and Infosys have announced new partnerships with Google Cloud, with the former partnering deliver enterprise-grade, cloud-enabled solutions on Google Cloud Plat... More

Technicolor’s Wi-Fi XL Geared Toward Network Service Providers

Technicolor has made available Wi-Fi XL solution for network service providers (NSPs) worldwide, offering them the ability to offer improved in-home wireless performance and multi-... More

Microsoft, LiveTiles Team Up On AI Cybersecurity Solution

Intelligent workplace specialists LiveTiles announced Aug. 9 that its AI cybersecurity solution — launched in June 2019 — is now being offered directly in 39 countries, via par... More

Adobe Debuts ‘Speed’ Feature for Premiere Rush

Premiere Rush, Adobe’s all-in-one video editing software for online video creators, is getting a new feature today: Speed, a much-requested addition from users that allows Premie... More

City National Bank Acquires FilmTrack

Studio City, Calif.-based IP rights management specialist FilmTrack has been acquired by Los Angeles-based City National Bank, the companies announced Aug. 6. Financial terms of th... More

M&E Journal: How Next-Gen Workstations are Expanding the Entertainment Supply Chain

By Ian Main, Technical Marketing Principal, Teradici - The new business models creeping into Hollywood’s entertainment stronghold, such as streaming services that have started... More

Microsoft Azure: IoT Adoption Hinges on Skills, Security

A new report via Microsoft Azure, interviewing more than 3,000 Internet of Things (IoT) decision-makers in enterprise organizations, found that respondents believe 30% of their com... More

Wasabi Nabs Render Services Deal With Scalar Studio

Cloud storage firm Wasabi has announced a reseller partnership with Toronto-based IT solutions provider Scaler, a deal that will see Wasabi’s storage solution integrated into Sca... More

M&E Journal: Content, Constantly

By Ramón Bretón, Chief Technology Officer, 3rd i - With the exception of sports and other live events, the era of appointment viewing is over. Today’s consumers want what th... More

IBM Security: Average Data Breach Costs a Company $3.92M

A new report from IBM Security could be enough to give CISOs everywhere nightmares: the cost of a data breach rose 12% over the past 5 years, and now averages a company $3.92 milli... More