Film/TV

TVkey Cloud, Developed by NAGRA, Samsung, Takes Home ‘Innovation’ Honors (MESA)

NAGRA announced that TVkey Cloud, the cloud-based direct-to-TV security solution developed together with Samsung Electronics, won the Pay-TV Service Innovation of the Year award at... More

Star Wars, Dolby Partner for Epic Installation in New York (Comicbook)

If you're in the New York area and looking for a way to celebrate the galaxy far, far away, a new installation is right up your alley. Dolby Laboratories and Walt Disney Studios of... More

ZOO Digital Works With ODD London on New Ad Campaign (MESA)

Nothing signifies the start of the holiday season to Brits more than the launch of heart-warming, festive commercials from the UK's biggest retailers. ZOO Digital was happy to play... More

Fox to Use AWS for Cable, Satellite Broadcasts (Bloomberg)

Fox is turning to Amazon.com’s cloud to route video to the broadcaster’s cable and streaming customers, the latest Digital Age tie-up between the high-tech newcomer and big med... More

TiVo Integrates Amazon Prime Video App Into U.S. Pay TV Set Tops (MCN)

TiVo has announced that the Amazon Prime Video app has been natively integrated into “select TiVo devices” deployed with U.S. pay TV operators. According to the technology comp... More

Red Bee Provides Irish Sign Language Services to RTÉ (TVB Europe)

Red Bee has begun providing Irish Sign Language (ISL) services for RTÉ, producing around 200 hours of ISL-translated material each year. Red Bee said it hopes to create an ISL qua... More

NFL Heads to the Supreme Court in TV Rights Case (THR)

On Feb. 2, the NFL will showcase Super Bowl LIV in Miami. But those looking for an even more ferocious competition may look past the big game to something that’s coming just a fe... More

Is the Pay TV Industry Ready for Digital Transformation? (NAGRA Blog)

Digital transformation is critical to future-proofing the pay-TV industry, and the industry acknowledges its need to transform.... More

How Scripting Can Make or Break Localization for Simultaneous Global Release (ZOO Digital Blog)

When Kew Media Distribution (Line Of Duty, Killer In Plain Sight, Leaving Neverland) commissioned ZOO Digital as the localization vendor of choice for the international distributio... More

Netflix to Reopen Famed Paris Theatre in Manhattan (CBS)

While Manhattan’s last single-screen movie theater shut its doors at the end of August, the lights will be back on part of the time at the Paris Theatre thanks to it next owner, ... More

The Golden Age of TV is Over (Slate)

The streaming wars have brought the era to an end.... More

Technicolor’s The Mill, MPC Named Top Two UK Post Facilities in Survey (MESA)

For the past 32 years, Televisual’s Facilities 50 survey has been declaring the top 50 post-production facilities in the UK. And for the last 11 of those years, Technicolor’s T... More

Deluxe New York’s Sam Daley Brings Colorful Contrast to ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ (MESA)

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” stars Tom Hanks as American icon Fred Rogers in a story about kindness triumphing over cynicism. Inspired by the article “Can You Say…... More

Super Bowl Ads Sell Out Early for First Time in Five Years (Variety)

Madison Avenue is giving new consideration to the Super Bowl, the annual media extravaganza that it has seemed less excited about in recent years. Fox Sports has sold all its avail... More

Casting Networks India Cultivates Local Tech Community (MESA)

As Casting Networks continues to invest in its global employee base, the Casting Networks team in Ahmedabad, India has been busy participating in community-building developer event... More

Sony Ushers in Remote Production Environment for Draper Media (SVG)

In a first-of-its-kind implementation, Draper Media, which operates television, radio and digital properties on the Delmarva Peninsula, recently standardized on a suite of Sony’s... More

Carsey-Werner Seeking New Streaming Deals for Library in Current Comedy Boom (Deadline)

On the heels of the recent $425-$500 million streaming deals for 1990s-2000s network comedies Friends, Seinfeld and The Office, Carsey-Werner is pursuing new SVOD agreements for it... More

YANGAROO, Tony Awards Renew Awards Management Partnership With Multi-Year Agreement (MESA)

YANGAROO announced that they have come to terms with Tony Awards Productions to continue their use of the YANGAROO Awards platform for the 2020 and 2021 Tony Awards balloting proce... More

TiVo Releases 2019 Thanksgiving TV Study (MESA)

98% of households feel TV is an important part of Thanksgiving, with more families prioritizing football over the Thanksgiving Parade.... More

Network 10 Looks to AWS Media Services for Richer Content (MESA)

Australian TV operator Network 10 has tapped Amazon Web Services and its media services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa, for the upco... More