M&E Connections

M&E Journal: For Hollywood, Fusing Creativity with Analytics is Still a Work in Progress

By Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA - Over the past two decades, data analytics in global business have evolved from the early recommendation... More

DISH, NAGRA Mark Win in SetTV Streaming Piracy Case

Content protection and multiscreen TV solutions provider NAGRA and DISH Network marked a legal victory Nov. 12, taking home a judgment against the Kodi-based SetTV streaming servic... More

‘Disney Plus’ Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service to Launch in U.S. Late Next Year

The long-awaited, Disney-branded direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service has finally been given a name – Disney Plus, matching the already-launched ESPN Plus – and it will l... More

Fox Reports Stronger SVOD, TV Ad Revenue for Q1

Twenty-First Century Fox reported stronger subscription video on demand (SVOD) revenue in its Filmed Entertainment segment for its first quarter (ended Sept. 30), along with increa... More

Getting Started with AI

By Mary Yurkovic, Director, Smart Content Council, MESA - Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to be a big buzzword in the M&E space and for a very good reason. It not only re... More

DXC Strengthens ServiceNow Collaboration with Two More Acquisitions

DXC Technology made two more acquisitions – U.K.-based TESM and Nordic consultancy firm BusinessNow -- that it said Nov. 5 “significantly extended the reach and capability” ... More

M&E Journal: Turning E-Waste Into Opportunities for Others

By Brandon Smith, VP of Sales, human-I-T - We begin with Amir Patel, age 7, of the village of Sangarampur in northeast India. Nearby, piles of electronics nearly 6-feethigh wai... More

Program, Keynotes Announced for Dec. 5 Content Protection Summit in Los Angeles

The annual Content Delivery & Security Association’s (CDSA) Content Protection Summit (CPS) on Dec. 5 in Marina del Rey is the largest conference of the year dedicated to sec... More

CBS Exec: Death of Broadcast TV Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

NEW YORK – Despite the revolutionary changes that have been taking place in the TV sector in recent years, broadcast TV continues to do just fine – especially the networks like... More

Ooyala Taps Google Cloud for Flex Media Platform

Content supply chain solutions specialist Ooyala has partnered with Google Cloud to leverage that companies technologies for its Ooyala Flex Media Platform, the companies announced... More

Courage is More Important Than Perfection, Take Our Daughters to Work Day Founder Says

It’s become increasingly important for women to stop worrying about being perfect and find the courage to take action to advance their careers, according to Nell Merlino, creator... More

M&E Journal: Using Storytelling to Win (Or How I Learned to Love Mass Disruption)

By Bob Gold, Founder, President and CEO, Bob Gold & Associates - Today, data can be mined for insights, but also confused as noise. For example, we just did general consumer aud... More

NAB Show New York: CBS Sports Chairman Predicts Slow Broadcast Transition to UHD

NEW YORK — It’s likely going to take more time for Ultra High-Def (UHD) to be fully embraced in the traditional broadcast TV industry, according to CBS Sports Chairman Sean McM... More

HITS Fall: TPN Heads Offer Updates

LOS ANGELES — The heads of the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — the industrywide content security initiative geared toward helping companies prevent breaches and leaks of pre-re... More

Netflix Doubles Down on Bundling, Simultaneous Theatrical-Streaming Releases

In addition to reporting strong subscriber growth for the third quarter (ended Sept. 30), Netflix said Oct. 16 that it’s continuing to expand its bundling pacts with pay TV provi... More

M&E Journal: Is AI-Driven Metadata the Best Kept Secret in Hollywood?

By Ian Cameron, VP of Digital Media, and Daniel Mayer, CMO and SVP for Products, Expert System Enterprise - In 2016, the seven biggest film studios were hit by an estimated 15 p... More

Videocites: Tracking Videos, Wherever They Go

Video-based search is a powerful novel technology that enables a new set of tools for superior video discovery and management. That’s where Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm V... More

HITS Fall: Blockchain Can Help Production Workflow, But Challenges Remain, DXC Director Says

Blockchain stands to help content production workflow, but there continue to be some challenges around the technology, so each organization must determine if it’s the right solut... More

HITS Fall: Enhancing User Experience, Metadata Crucial in ‘Engagement Economy,’ ThinkAnalytics Says

Enhancing the video user experience, enhancing metadata and creating real-time campaigns have become increasingly important strategies for video platforms across the board to imple... More

HITS Fall: LiveTiles Shares Intelligent Workplace Ideas

If you’re going to bring artificial intelligence into your business — in order to make it a more intelligent workplace — you need to ask yourself a few simple questions, acco... More