Business

See it, Get it: How Wymsee Crafted a New Product for the Film Industry (The Heights)

One day, while [Jeff] Impey and [Dan] Stefanis watched the Jason Statham action flick The Mechanic at home, one of them really liked the sunglasses Statham was wearing. Intrigued, ... More

NAB 2016: Crawford Media Services Chooses GrayMeta Iris Software for Media Workflows (MESA)

GrayMeta, a leading provider of metadata solutions that brings tremendous value to company assets, today announced that Crawford Media Services bought Iris™ software for its medi... More

AOL Deploys IBM Aspera Software to Accelerate and Automate Global Media Production and Distribution (MESA)

IBM today announced that AOL, a global digital media and technology company, has deployed a full suite of high-speed transfer and automation software from Aspera, an IBM company, a... More

NAB 2016: Ericsson, Fox Partner Up on Content Delivery (Broadcasting & Cable)

Ericsson joined Fox Innovation Lab as a partner in late February, backing the studio’s digital-first R&D initiative to better deliver content to consumers across every screen. At... More

NAB 2016: Disney TV Chief Ben Sherwood Urges Broadcasters to Take ‘Urgent, Smart Action’ (Variety)

In recent years, the NAB Show opening keynotes have been marked by rancor and suspicion toward the FCC, hostility to pay TV and patriotic rhetoric about the vital role of broadcast... More

SportsNet Pushes out the 4K: All 81 Toronto Blue Jays Regular Season Games to Air in Ultra HD (4k)

Major League Baseball delivered a TV tech frontier milestone this past Wednesday night when the Toronto Blue Jays faced off against the New York Yankees. This was done in the form ... More

U.S. Trade Report Emphasizes Importance of Digital Trade (DisCo)

The U.S. Government recently took a significant step toward a 21st century trade policy. The U.S. Trade Representative’s “National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barri... More

NAB 2016: Aspera To Showcase New High Speed Transfer Software (SVG)

Aspera, an IBM company (SL4910), will showcase the new FASP 3.6 version of its high-speed file transfer software and workflow automation solutions for the broadcast and media indus... More

Prime Focus Technologies Extends CLEAR Operations Cloud to AWS (B&C)

Prime Focus Technologies has announced the launch of Amazon Optimizer to its Operations Cloud module, part of PFT’s CLEARTM Media ERP Suite. Amazon Optimizer promises to reduce t... More

Rovi Renews Patent Licence with Funai (Rapid TV News)

Rovi has renewed its entertainment discovery patent portfolio licence agreement with US TV manufacturer Funai Electric. The licence covers North America and expands upon Funai’s ... More

Verizon Digital Media Services, TELEHOUSE Announce Plan to Unite on Further Internet Exchange Points (MESA)

TELEHOUSE, a global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, today announced the formation of a long-term plan with Verizon Digital Media ... More

Demand for Aspera Files SaaS On IBM Cloud Generates over 550 Client Activations (MESA)

IBM today announced multiple new capabilities across the innovative new Aspera Files SaaS platform from Aspera, an IBM company, to be demonstrated at NAB 2016; new Aspera Files cli... More

Aspera’s Michelle Munson Sets The Pace On Tech’s FASP Track (TVNewsCheck)

A keen intellect, relentless drive and passion for technology have propelled Michelle Munson from the Kansas heartland to the fast lane of Silicon Valley as co-founder and CEO of A... More

Avid Integrates Aspera FASP to Enable High-speed Transfers for Global Media Asset Management (SCN)

IBM has announced that Avid®, a media technology leader and creator of the Avid Everywhere™ platform, has integrated Aspera FASP® high-speed transfer technology with Avid Inter... More

Mediamorph’s Co-Founder and Chairman, Shahid Khan, Selected to VOD Professionals Top 50 List (MESA)

Mediamorph announced Co-Founder and Chairman, Shahid Khan, was selected by VOD Professional to appear on its “50 VOD Professionals North America” list. VOD Professional is the ... More

Space150 Makes Pair of Agency-First Executive Appointments (AgencySpy)

space150 promoted two executives to newly-created roles at the agency: managing partner, chief technology officer Marc Jensen will now serve as chief innovation officer; former man... More

The E.W. Scripps Co. Buys Cracked for $39 Million (AdAge)

In an effort to court millennials and invest further in key content categories, The E.W. Scripps Co. has acquired the iconic humor brand Cracked from Demand Media. The purchase pri... More

NAB Show: PwC, EMC, 5th Kind, Azure Take the Stage at NAB

By Chris Tribbey LAS VEGAS — Here’s a rundown of the latest news from Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) member companies out of the 2016 NAB Show: Pricewater... More

NAB: Technicolor, Vubiquity to Unwrap HDR Up-Conversion and TV Distribution Service (Hollywood Reporter)

High dynamic range — the ability to reproduce a wider range between the whitest whites and blackest blacks in an image — is getting plenty of attention in consumer electronics ... More

Rovi Names Schremp CMO (MESA)

Rovi Corp. has named former AT&T and Charter Communications executive Ted Schremp as its new chief marketing officer, covering the company’s worldwide marketing work. “Ted’s ... More