Microsoft Exec: Azure’s Uniqueness Helped Company Transform

The ability to differentiate Microsoft Azure from rival cloud computing services played a key role in Microsoft’s ability to transition from being a client server company in the ... More

M&E Journal: For Hollywood, Fusing Creativity with Analytics is Still a Work in Progress

By Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA - Over the past two decades, data analytics in global business have evolved from the early recommendation... More

BTI Studios Acquires German Dubbing Firm Berliner Synchron

Media localization firm BTI Studios Nov. 12 announced the acquisition of Munich-based Berliner Synchron GmbH, as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany, one that’s dubb... More

DISH, NAGRA Mark Win in SetTV Streaming Piracy Case

Content protection and multiscreen TV solutions provider NAGRA and DISH Network marked a legal victory Nov. 12, taking home a judgment against the Kodi-based SetTV streaming servic... More

CTA: AI, 5G to Take Center Stage at 2019 CES

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G are expected to be among the technologies with the strongest presence at CES in January, along with the latest advancements in 4K a... More

‘Disney Plus’ Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service to Launch in U.S. Late Next Year

The long-awaited, Disney-branded direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service has finally been given a name – Disney Plus, matching the already-launched ESPN Plus – and it will l... More

IBM, Forrester: AI Can Be Used to Improve How Employees Create, Consume Video

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used by organizations to significantly enhance how employees can create and consume video, according to IBM Watson Media and Forrester Research.... More

Dish Chairman: OTT Space Facing Challenges, But Opportunities Remain

The over-the-top (OTT) streaming video service sector that includes Dish Network’s Sling TV is facing some challenges, but there are still opportunities for success with it if co... More

Fox Reports Stronger SVOD, TV Ad Revenue for Q1

Twenty-First Century Fox reported stronger subscription video on demand (SVOD) revenue in its Filmed Entertainment segment for its first quarter (ended Sept. 30), along with increa... More

AWS, Veritone: Machine Learning, AI Can Help Monetize Ads, Content

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence can be used by media and entertainment (M&E) companies to help them monetize broadcast ads and content, according to Amazon Web Se... More

Getting Started with AI

By Mary Yurkovic, Director, Smart Content Council, MESA - Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to be a big buzzword in the M&E space and for a very good reason. It not only re... More

DXC Strengthens ServiceNow Collaboration with Two More Acquisitions

DXC Technology made two more acquisitions – U.K.-based TESM and Nordic consultancy firm BusinessNow -- that it said Nov. 5 “significantly extended the reach and capability” ... More