Film/TV

Globecast Renews Distribution Deal with ATP Media (Broadcast)

Globecast has struck a new three-year deal with tennis rights owner ATP Media, the broadcast production and distribution arm of the ATP World Tour. The deal sees Globecast supplyin... More

Comcast Technology Solutions Signs on Game Show Network (MCN)

Comcast Technology Solutions has announced a new deal with the Game Show Network, in which the technology services provider will offer video workflow management, publication, distr... More

Technicolor Welcomes Back Massimo D’Avolio as COO for Worldwide Post Production (MESA)

Technicolor Post announced today the appointment of Massimo D’Avolio to Chief Operating Officer for Worldwide Post Production. D’Avolio, previously SVP and Divisional CFO at Me... More

5 Major TV Station Groups to Sign on for ATSC 3.0 by 2020 (MediaPost)

Expanding beyond its initial Phoenix test market, five major TV station groups have announced plans to commit to starting the new next-generation TV broadcast standard -- ATSC 3.0 ... More

The Future of How We Watch Sports is in Limbo – Until 2021 (Quartz)

People aren’t ready to abandon watching sports on TV, yet. Internet streaming-video services for live sports are biding time, buying up the rights to sports like cricket, boxing,... More

Filmmakers are Embracing VR, But are Audiences Ready for VR Feature Films? (Forbes)

Continuing advancements in technology, coupled with human inventiveness, have driven the evolution of filmmaking. From cinematography through to CGI, over the years technology has ... More

British Board of Film Classification Joins the Entertainment Identifier Registry Association (MESA)

The Entertainment Identifier Registry Association (EIDR) today announced that the British Board of Film Classification has joined EIDR as a member. “The persistent nature of the ... More

UHD Availability Gains Growing Importance in Video Service Choice (Rapid TV News)

New research has found that more than a third of video subscribers across five key markets have indicated that Ultra HD content is important in their choice of video service, acros... More

Movie Commentary Tracks are Back – and They’re a Trivia Goldmine (Wired)

The best commentary tracks don't bog you down with technical details or fill up dead air with dull plaudits: They footnote the movie experience, answering questions you may not hav... More

Deluxe Unveils Color Grading Environment in Hollywood (MESA)

Deluxe today announced the debut of its new color grading environment, Stage One. The expansive theater is equipped with top quality projection, including the world’s largest Rea... More

PFT Produces Innovative Series in Partnership with National Geographic Channel (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies announced that it has developed and produced the innovative multi-part unique series, Mega Icons, for National Geographic India. Conceptualized by National... More

Apple to Give Away Original Content for Free to Device Owners as Part of New Digital TV Strategy (CNBC)

Owners of Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV will find the still-in-the-works service in the pre-installed "TV" application, said the people, who asked not to be ... More

Ooyala Powers Video Portal, Automates Media Operations for Australia’s EnhanceTV (MESA)

Ooyala is powering a modern video portal and automating media operations for Australian-based EnhanceTV with the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, a video content supply chain solution b... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s NewTV Gets New Name, Quibi (THR)

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's short-form video venture has an official name and has started to line up talent from a group of top-tier talent. Going forward, NewTV will now... More

Snapchat’s Plan to Reinvent TV May Actually be Working (Recode)

Snapchat’s experiment to create the future of television with vertical shows for mobile phones isn’t a failure. It may even be a success. Or at least enough of one to keep goin... More

How to be a TV Hero in the Digital Denouement (NAGRA Blog)

Digital transformation is likely the critical innovation vector for operators. 84 percent of pay-TV executives expect competition for paid-for video services to increase dramatical... More

Apple May Enlist UK Telecom Giant BT to Jumpstart its TV Strategy (Engadget)

Apple has been laying the groundwork for its entry into TV services for a while. Now, however, it might recruit one of the UK's largest telecoms to help out. The Daily Telegraph so... More

Labeling Content: Q&A with EIDR’s Will Kreth (MediaPost)

Kreth: "Today we see labeling happening in a variety of ways, often with proprietary methods that are designed for specific purposes. Moving towards a single standard identifier, w... More

TV Advertising Isn’t Dead – It’s Evolving (CMO)

The back-to-school season this year was also the back-to-TV season for department stores. The top brands in the category spent $247.8 million from July 1 to Aug. 31, according to i... More

How Amazon is Forging a New Global TV Strategy (ScreenDaily)

Amazon’s entertainment ambitions are now being steered by a seasoned Hollywood executive who has brought hit shows such as Glee, Modern Family and This Is Us to the small screen,... More