Film/TV

The Boxoffice Company Partners With Cinemark Theatres (Variety)

The Boxoffice Company has unveiled its first overall content partnership with the Texas-based Cinemark Theatres chain. The announcement comes a month after France-based media-techn... More

Avid Pro Tools Delivers Higher Video Resolution and Frame Rates, Streamlining Film, TV Post-Production Workflows (MESA)

Avid announced that the newest version of Pro Tools will be unveiled at AES 2019 in New York. Pro Tools 2019 will support higher video resolutions and frame rates, giving users the... More

At MIPCOM, Free TV is Alive and Kicking Despite SVOD Boom (THR)

This year all the hype at MIPCOM, the world's largest television market, was around streaming. The imminent launch of new SVOD services Apple TV+ and Disney+ — to be followed nex... More

‘Peak TV’ Might Also Mean Peak Employment in Hollywood (Bloomberg)

There are 11% more jobs in motion picture and sound recording industries in 2019 than there were in 2000.... More

Vistex to Power Rights Management for Insight TV, Vulcan (MESA)

Vistex has announced that new customers Insight TV and Vulcan have selected cpRights, its disruptive, cloud-based contract and royalties management app. The chosen software has add... More

Nurturing Fresh Talent: The Future of the Dubbing Industry (PFT Blog)

The localization industry has demonstrated steady growth during the last decade. In India, broadcasters like Zee and Star India have spearheaded this growth through the launch of s... More

Signiant’s Media Shuttle Helps Mediapro Span the Globe (TV Technology)

Before moving to Media Shuttle, Mediapro distributed content by FTP. That protocol’s limitations made long transfer time lapses and interruptions a constant issue of concern in o... More

Verizon Media Brings Trailblazing MAKERS Brand to India (MESA)

Verizon Media has launched MAKERS India. The launch follows the success of MAKERS, a digital and video storytelling platform, which has accelerated the women's movement in the US. ... More

Deluxe Toronto’s Joanne Rourke Helps Immerse Audiences ‘In the Tall Grass’ (MESA)

Based on the novella by horror maestros Stephen King and Joe Hill, Netflix’s “In the Tall Grass” transforms an unkempt field into an evil zone of terror. Upon hearing a boy... More

Avid S4 Control Surface Now Available (MESA)

Avid announced the general availability of the Avid S4, its latest audio control surface designed for independent music mixers and smaller audio post and music facilities. The semi... More

Optimizing the CDN for Live Streaming (Verizon Media Platform)

As streaming services battle for a limited number of viewers and shrinking attention spans, live events, which are a proven driver of audience engagement, have become an important ... More

MR. X, MPC Film Collaborate on Space Epic ‘Ad Astra’ (MESA)

Technicolor’s MR. X and MPC Film collaborated on the year’s hottest space adventure, James Gray’s Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt.... More

Movie Theater Owners Take the Lead in Digital Cinema Requirements (Variety)

Movie theater owners are taking the lead in setting requirements for new digital cinema technology. The National Association of Theatre Owners said Tuesday that its executive board... More

Fox Sports Will Stream ALCS Games in 4K HDR for the First Time (Engadget)

Want to watch the American League Championship Series in the best possible quality? You'll need to stream it. Fox Sports is keeping up its recent habits by streaming 2019 ALCS game... More

San Francisco Giants to Boost Fan Engagement With Veritone’s AI-Powered Solutions (MESA)

Veritone announced that the San Francisco Giants have selected Veritone’s AI solutions to bring its 60-year media archive to life and drive an advanced fan engagement strategy. V... More

NFL Embracing Multicast Approach to Live Game Coverage (FOS)

The NFL’s television partners have broadcast games the same way for decades. TV viewers saw one play-by-play announcer, one color analyst and maybe a sideline reporter. If you di... More

Movie Theaters’ Latest Gamble: Ads Mixed in With Trailers (THR)

In the biggest disruption to in-theater advertising in nearly two decades, regular commercials will run for five minutes after the lights go off and before the trailers at two of t... More

Amazon Studios Boss Jen Salke Gives a Primer on Amazon’s Film Strategy (The Wrap)

Salke has led Amazon Studios now for roughly a year and half and, she said, the film side of the business was the biggest challenge when she took the job. Now, with theatrical in a... More

How Dolby Atmos Can Bring Paintings to Life (TechRadar)

When you hear the name Dolby Atmos, the immersive 360-degree virtual surround sound technology, you may think of big-budget blockbusters with bone-rattling explosions, pounding gun... More

Report: Apple Plots Theatrical Release of Films Prior to Apple TV Plus Streaming (Variety)

Apple is looking to release original films in theaters — so they’ll be eligible for awards consideration — by putting them exclusively in theaters for several weeks before th... More