Film/TV

Dolby Atmos Comes to Amazon Prime Video Aug. 31 (TechRadar)

Amazon Prime members, we’ve got some news that will be music to your ears, Dolby Atmos is coming to Amazon Prime Video service starting on August 31. The announcement comes from... More

Film, TV Tax Credit Battle Heats Up Across U.S. (THR)

As New Jersey revives an $85 million per year program and California reups $330 million in annual incentives, "the devil is in the details" on the best deal for producers — and i... More

AT&T Reveals Three More Cities for 5G Launch by End of Year (Reuters)

The competition to launch a 5G network is heating up, as AT&T’s smaller rivals T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp plan to merge to better invest in its network, and the largest U.S.... More

AMC Theatres, Facebook Team for Ticketing Via Social Media (Deadline)

The exhibition giant is the first theater chain to set a pact with Facebook, though the social media company is working with Fandango and Atom Tickets. With all of these partnershi... More

How ‘Mission Impossible’ Made the Leap to 4K and HDR (Engadget)

To prime audiences for the next film, Fallout, Paramount re-released the entire Mission Impossible series on 4K Blu-ray last month. The new discs aren't only a huge upgrade for cin... More

Will Blockchain Reinvent the Television? (TechHQ)

Blockchain TV isn’t exactly a blockchain server in your TV set, but indirectly it actually is. The proposition is that broadcast media firms should be implementing blockchain ove... More

5 Reasons Subtitles Can Differ from Audio (BTI Studios Blog)

Subtitles are there to ensure that all viewers can understand and enjoy movies and other video content, whether it’s a translation of another language or same-language captions c... More

How is Blockchain Disrupting the Television Industry? (Tech Wire Asia)

The proposition put forward here is that broadcast media firms should be implementing blockchain over their entire business model. This could make content housing content acquisiti... More

Adobe Re-Imagines AR from ‘Terminator 2’ (Digital Trends)

Adobe tasked Territory Studio with remaking the augmented reality system used by the cyborgs in the film. The result is a highly polished, fictional graphical user interface that... More

Mill Film Names Thorley Managing Director for Australia (MESA)

Technicolor's Academy Award winning VFX studio, Mill Film, today announces that Mark Thorley will head Mill Film in Australia. The announcement comes in the wake of the February la... More

5 Priorities for Your Pay-TV Digital Transformation Strategy (NAGRA Blog)

Digital transformation is more than just the latest buzzword du jour. It is the mantra that is driving all industries forward, including those in the M&E space. Ignore it, and you... More

HBO Must Get Bigger and Broader, Says Its New Overseer (NYT)

Change is coming to HBO, now that it is part of the AT&T corporate family. That much was clear to the employees who attended a recent town hall meeting in NYC. AT&T exec John Stank... More

The NFL Doubles its Live Content Correspondent Program to Grow its Content Library (Digiday)

The NFL is looking to grow its content library, not only to feed its associated social accounts but produce more programming for its own media properties and potentially license to... More

NAGRA’s Anthony Smith-Chaigneau: TV Industry Needs to Educate Consumers on 4K (BroadcastProME)

"Globally, demand for 4K HD TV sets continues to rise. Buoyed by the prospect of twice as many pixels as standard HD, consumers are now helping 4K TV sales to grow by a forecast 38... More

Justice Department Approves Disney’s Acquisition of 21st Century Fox (Variety)

Disney has agreed to sell off 21st Century Fox’s 22 regional sports networks to secure Justice Department approval of its acquisition of major 21st Century Fox assets. The DOJ’... More

Avid to Standardize Raycom Sports’ Workflow, Drive Viewership of its ACC Network (MESA)

Avid announced that Raycom Sports has chosen to standardize its workflow on Avid’s MediaCentral platform. Raycom Sports will upgrade its existing Avid workflows, enabling it to l... More

Pay-TV Growth Slows in Europe After Falls in Cable, DTH Subs (Rapid TV News)

Of these subscribers, 35% receive direct cable services, 31% satellite and 28% IPTV. Over-the-top (OTT) and digital terrestrial TV (DTT) both represent only 3% of the total custome... More

TiVo’s Horstman Distills Roles of Advanced TV Players (Beet.TV)

There’s so much enthusiasm expressed for the convergence of digital media and traditional television, it’s easy to wonder why targeting and measurement aren’t light years ahe... More

Facebook Watch Aims to Reinvent TV with New Interactive Shows (Variety)

Facebook Watch will launch a slate of new shows boasting interactive features like polls and quizzes to make good on the social platform’s intent to foster a greater sense of com... More

Wimbledon in 4K: BBC Confirms Live UHD Coverage of the World’s Premier Tennis Tournament (Forbes)

Not content with providing UK viewers with live 4K streams of all of its World Cup matches, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has now confirmed that it will be extending i... More