Film/TV

Amazon May Have Even More to Offer Filmmakers: A Movie Chain (Fast Company)

If Amazon’s purchase of Landmark Theaters goes through–it’s reportedly in talks to acquire the chain–the tech giant will be staking a claim in yet another physical retail s... More

Amazon is Driving More Transaction-Based Revenue for TV Networks, Studios (Digiday)

Amazon has become a growing source of transactional revenue for TV networks, studios and other video producers selling movies and TV shows through Prime Video. According to an exec... More

Amazon in Running to Acquire Landmark Movie Chain (Bloomberg)

Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema industry, according to people familiar... More

YouTube’s ‘Viper Club’ to Get Theatrical Release by Roadside Attractions (Variety)

YouTube inked a pact with Roadside Attractions to release “Viper Club,” Maryam Keshavarz’s drama starring Susan Sarandon, in U.S. theaters this fall — as Google sets its si... More

‘Jack Ryan’ to Launch Globally on Amazon Prime Video in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision (MESA)

Dolby and Amazon announced today that Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be available on Prime Video in both Dolby Atmos® and Dolby Vision™ HDR starting August 31. This Prime Or... More

Multi-CDN Optimization: Measure What Matters Most (Comcast Technology Solutions Blog)

Effective, multi-CDN workflows require proactive, intelligent decisioning driven by predictive analytics, relying on a very different approach to video streaming measurement. Comca... More

Future of Imax VR Uncertain After Company Closes Two Centers (Variety)

Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Toronto: When Imax opened up virtual reality centers in a handful of cities around the world last year, the company painted it as a first step tow... More

Detroit Lions Tap Signiant for Secure Media File Transfers (TV Technology)

For the Lions, a central aspect of that evolution has been their use of Signiant Media Shuttle, a uniquely simple yet powerful SaaS solution that enables the fast transfer of media... More

The Salesforce-Google Collaboration Continues Innovating for Their Customers (MTS)

Google and Salesforce started collaborating circa November 2017. This strategic partnership allows Salesforce’s customers to unleash the full power of Google Cloud and Google Ana... More

How Epix Got its 4K Content Onto the Apple TV (FierceVideo)

The concept is simple enough: People have devices like Apple TV that support 4K playback and networks like Epix have 4K content to offer. But the process of connecting those dots i... More

Report: SVOD Subscriptions Set to Accelerate in U.S. (Rapid TV News)

The number of SVOD subscriptions in the US will climb to 208 million in 2023, up from 132 million in 2017, according to a new report. That means that penetration will go from 111.5... More

Avid Taps ‘Inside The Edit’ for Professional Editing Training (TVB Europe)

Avid is collaborating with leading creative editing course, Inside The Edit. The highly specialised online e-learning training program focuses on the art of professional editing. T... More

HBO to Launch in the Baltics (BTN)

HBO will become available in the Baltic Republics on August 21. According to the Latvian incumbent Lattelecom, the service will offer viewers a a wide range of popular and acclaime... More

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Linux Foundation Launch the Academy Software Foundation (MESA)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation today launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to provide a neutral forum for open source software d... More

Irdeto: P2P Piracy Still Dominants

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks continue to be the No. 1 source of pirating copies of movies and TV shows, according to new research from Irdeto, and the growth in streaming video pira... More

Using Technology to Enhance the Sports Viewing Experience for Fans (NeuLion Blog)

The average sports fan probably doesn’t spend much time thinking about the technology responsible for delivering live games to their smartphone while they’re out. They simply e... More

Television is Embracing Audience Segmentation as Addressable OTT Continues to Explode (Forbes)

According to Adobe Digital Insights’ Advertising Report, 74 percent of Americans believe the TV commercials they see aren’t relevant to them. That number, which is seen as a cl... More

A Shift in Consumer Viewing Habits (NeuLion Blog)

Over the past several years, OTT streaming has shifted the scope of the video broadcasting industry. Consumers have increasingly started to stray away from the traditional cable m... More

Making the DCP: Putting Digital Standards Into Practice at Deluxe Technicolor (FilmJournal)

"The variety of new technologies—including High Frame Rate and High Dynamic Range imaging, the multiple immersive audio systems, and projection systems—have changed the work we... More

Building a Production Facility – The Right Way (Exchange Blog)

With more and more digital outlets for film and television content available in our modern world, the production industry is seeing a surge in new facilities opening in states that... More