Film/TV

Alfonso Cuarón Discusses His Oscar-Nominated Film ‘Roma,’ the Work of Technicolor (Technicolor Bog)

Video: Alfonso Cuarón discusses how Technicolor was more than a service house but a true artistic collaborator. “They understood immediately the language that we were after – ... More

TiVo Announces Metadata Deal With Sky Mexico (SCN)

TiVo today announced that Sky Mexico has signed a new metadata deal to use TiVo as the primary metadata provider for its next-generation platform. The new agreement enables Sky Mex... More

In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner, Huge Budget (NY Times)

Netflix called it “‘Roma’ Experience Day.” On a Sunday in December, the streaming giant rented two soundstages on a historic movie lot in Hollywood to evangelize for “Rom... More

Netflix is Opening Up Studios in Toronto (Screen Rant)

Netflix is opening up studios in Toronto, Canada. At present, Netflix has production facilities set up in Los Angeles and has announced that new production hubs are to be opened in... More

Cord-Cutting Sped Up in 2018: Biggest Pay-TV Ops Shed 3.2 Million Subscribers Last Year (Variety)

Cord-cutting inflicted a heavier toll on big cable and satellite TV providers last year — and analysts expect the pain to continue into 2019. The five biggest U.S. pay-television... More

Sony Launches Branded Premium Large-Format Theater System (THR)

Sony Electronics is launching a Sony-branded premium large-format theatrical system. The Sony Digital Cinema offing includes Sony laser projection with support for 4K and high dyna... More

Media Market Disruptor? The Evolving Benefits of Blockchain (Digitalist)

The rise of digital media also creates new challenges for producers, distributors, and ad makers – ensuring creators are paid fairly for their work, making sure media isn’t pir... More

Technicolor, Cinnafilm Team on HDR Conversion Tech (FierceVideo)

Cinnafilm and Technicolor are teaming up to build a file-based solution for High Dynamic Range (HDR) conversions from Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) source material. Cinnafilm is int... More

HBO Launches in Portugal (TVB Europe)

HBO has launched a new SVoD platform in Portugal. HBO Europe’s programming now encompasses five services covering 21 countries, including Spain as well as Scandinavian, Baltic an... More

InterDigital Makes Binding Offer to Acquire Technicolor’s Research, Innovation Unit (MESA)

InterDigital today announced that it has made a binding offer to acquire the award-winning Research & Innovation unit of Technicolor. As part of the transaction, InterDigital will ... More

The Many Benefits AI Can Bring to Pay TV (BroadcastPro)

Simon Trudelle, NAGRA: "As industries across the globe harness the power of data and AI, the pay-TV industry has until now been slow to adapt to this new world. In the past, few we... More

Dubbing Dogville: What Do LATAM Voice Artists Really Think of Cloud Dubbing? (ZOO Digital Blog)

Demonstrating how cloud dubbing can work at its finest, creative director Raúl Aldana took the wheel on an exciting localization project between ZOO Digital and Lionsgate – mana... More

CBS Used 8K Cameras During Super Bowl LIII Broadcast (Dealerscope)

If you’re trying to put a new technology through a true stress test, what better way to do so than by incorporating it into one of the largest national television broadcasts of t... More

Technicolor’s Family of Creative Brands Worked on More Than Two Dozen Spots That Aired During Super Bowl LIII (MESA)

The Mill and MPC once again worked on many of this year’s exciting Super Bowl ads, which aired as the LA Rams faced off against the winning New England Patriots in Atlanta on Sup... More

How TV Took Over the Sundance Film Festival (Fortune)

In an era of too-much-TV, in which pay-cable networks and streaming companies place as much value on awards and A-list talent deals as eyeballs, small-screen entertainment is now a... More

Why This Year’s Matchup Might be the Last 4G Super Bowl in History (Tech Republic)

This year's Super Bowl LIII showdown between the Rams and Patriots could be the last 4G Super Bowl in history. Large sporting events such as the Super Bowl are one of the first are... More

The Future of Super Bowl Ads Doesn’t Include TV – or Football (Wired)

The world has changed a lot since 1984, when Apple’s blockbuster Super Bowl commercial introduced the Macintosh as the antidote to an Orwellian future and catapulted the brand to... More

UltraViolet Cloud Movie Locker to Shut Down (Variety)

Ultraviolet, a cloud movie locker once hailed as Hollywood’s best bet to get consumers hooked on digital movies, shut down on July 31. DECE will start to inform its users of the ... More

Sundance: 3 Hot Emerging Tech Trends to Watch (Forbes)

Industry interest is high in discovering how AI will create content on a hyper-personalized level on-demand. However, the real area to watch is that of using AI to pattern-match to... More

Altice Taking Majority Control of Molotov to Create ‘Spotify of Television’ (Digital TV Europe)

Altice France is to take a majority stake in linear OTT TV operator Molotov. The pair have entered into exclusive negotiations, with Altice promising to give Molotov the means to b... More