HITS Exclusives

WD Touts New My Passport Ultra Portable Drive at Pepcom Product Showcase

NEW YORK – Western Digital (WD) used Pepcom’s product showcase for media Sept. 20 to unveil a new version of its My Passport Ultra portable drive that’s equipped with USB-C t... More

Box Execs: Evaluating Cloud Vendors for Security, Compliance is Crucial

Evaluating cloud vendors based on their security and compliance capabilities is a must for any business because when you do business with one Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor, y... More

IBC 2018: GrayMeta Bows AI-Powered Plugin for Adobe; Video Gorillas Debuts Frame Compare Solution

Aiming to help both content creators and editors become more efficient with their workflows, metadata specialist GrayMeta used the IBC Show to announce a new plugin for Adobe Premi... More

IBC 2018: Sony Launches Intelligent Media Services; Avid Bows Next-Gen Maestro Engine

Sony used the IBC Show to launch Intelligent Media Services and tout other new solutions that it said will enable media companies to capture, edit and share content in 4K Ultra Hig... More

HBO, Fox, Warner Among Studio Speakers at HITS Fall

The Oct. 4 Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit (HITS) Fall event in Los Angeles will see a collection of studio heads discussing the latest innovations at their companies, wit... More

‘Molly’s Game’ Author to Talk Risk as HITS Fall Keynoter

Molly Bloom, author of the memoir “Molly’s Game” — in turn made into an award-winning film by Aaron Sorkin — will be a keynote speaker Oct. 4 during the Hollywood Innovat... More

Trusted Partner Network Guardians Newsletter Launches

The industrywide Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — a content security initiative geared toward helping companies prevent leaks, breaches and hacks of pre-release film and TV conten... More

Pixelogic Execs: New Theater Facility Meets Industry’s Technical Demands

Localization and distribution services provider Pixelogic took the bow off its new post content review and audio mixing theaters in Burbank, Calif. Aug. 29, giving both clients and... More

Luxoft, LG Electronics Partner to Bring webOS to New Verticals

IT services provider Lufoxt has announced a new partnership with LG Electronics, to bring LG’s webOS operating system to new verticals outside of smart TVs and set-tops, includin... More

Cognizant’s Buying SaaSfocus to Expand Digital Transformation Service Offerings

Cognizant is buying SaaSfocus to expand its end-to-end digital transformation services and Salesforce cloud capabilities in the growing markets of Australia and India, Cognizant sa... More

With OTT’s Audiovisual Localization Landscape, the New Silk Road is the Cloud

By Yota Georgakopoulou, senior director, research and international development, Deluxe - In June I spent a week in Shanghai as an invited speaker at the 2018 Sino-Foreign Audio... More

Robert Half: Most IT Decision Makers Have Made Bad Hiring Decisions

The vast majority of IT hiring managers have made bad decisions when recruiting new talent for their companies, according to new research by Robert Half Technology. Ninety-five ... More

Veritone to Buy Wazee Digital for $15 Million

Veritone said Aug. 13 that it signed an agreement to buy Wazee Digital, a provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services that enable rights holders to monetize an... More

M&E Journal: The Biometric Data Concerns Around Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications

By Ed Klaris, CEO, and Alexia Bedat, Associate, KlarisIP - A particular type of private information became the focus of increasing attention in 2017: biometric data. Biometric ... More

Save the Date Oct. 4: HITS Fall is Going to Be ‘EPIC’

The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Society (HITS) will be “EPIC” this fall, thanks to a full morning of keynotes, panels and use-case presentations about Entertainment Produ... More

AWS, Machine Learning and a Royal Wedding

It’s been about a year since Amazon Web Services began making it simple for developers to extract metadata from content using machine learning services, and according to Liam Mor... More

MarkLogic Exec: Companies Should Use the Right Data Pattern to Unlock Smart Content’s Power

NEW YORK – It’s important for media and other companies to use the right data pattern if they want to truly take advantage of the power of smart content, according to Matt Turn... More

Avid, Microsoft, Ooyala See Huge Benefits from Enabling Cloud Workflows with AI

NEW YORK — Media and entertainment companies stand to see significant benefits from enabling their cloud workflows with artificial intelligence (AI), according to representatives... More

Microsoft Exec Praises Cloud’s Major Impact on Entertainment Production

NEW YORK — The cloud is bringing significant changes to the way entertainment is produced at every level, and we’re only just getting started, according to Scott Bounds, U.S. M... More

An EPIC Cloud Program Scheduled for July 24 M&E Day

During the July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York, Microsoft is sponsoring a new series of discussions centered around cloud production wo... More