M&E Connections

MarkLogic, Sony Share Data Gains

As long as there’s been entertainment, one thing has always been true, according to Matt Turner, CTO of media and manufacturing for MarkLogic: “The focus is on the content, mak... More

IBM Security: Covering Every Cybersecurity Base for M&E

IBM Security’s portfolio of enterprise security products and services runs the gamut, covering applications, mobile, networks, data, the cloud, you name it, all centered around e... More

M&E Journal: The Evolution of Entertainment Business Models

By Bradley Soroca, CMO, Deluxe - It is no secret the media and entertainment marketplace finds itself in the midst of the most tumultuous time in its history. Headlines blare of... More

Netflix CFO: Company’s ‘Still on Track for a Strong Growth Year’

Netflix still expects strong subscriber growth for its current fiscal year despite net subscriber additions coming in weaker than it and analysts had expected for the second quarte... More

Fighting Illegal Sports Streams a Content Protection Summit Highlight

The July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York will include the Content Protection Summit East program, featuring media and entertainment ... More

Comcast Ventures Exec: Blockchain Offers Long-Term Opportunities

NEW YORK — Comcast Ventures is bullish on blockchain because it’s “transformative technology” that stands to be a major disruptive force, but it’s “still super early da... More

AT&T Becomes Latest Investor in AR Startup Magic Leap

AT&T has become the latest investor in Plantation, Fla.-based technology startup Magic Leap as the companies signed a strategic deal under which the telecom giant will be the exclu... More

M&E Journal: Preparing for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

By Chris Johnson, CEO and Director; Phil Herbert, Director; and Stephanie Iyayi, Director, Convergent Risks - The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into force on Ma... More

Four Reasons Why Studios are Moving to the Cloud

By Ziad Lammam, VP Product Management and Marketing, Teradici - As consumers become more accustomed to the instantaneous delivery of content, the cloud will evolve into a missi... More

Dish Introduces Google Assistant Integration Across Several Devices

Dish Network has integrated Google Assistant into its Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally TV set-top boxes, boosting the number of devices now available that feature Google’s voic... More

SMPTE Publishes Standards for Binding Ad-IDs to Commercials, EIDR Codes to Content

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) July 9 announced it has published new standards around binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (E... More

Irdeto Sees Massive Illegal Streaming Problem for World Cup

During the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, cybersecurity firm Irdeto detected nearly 5,100 unique illegal streams over the internet, with games featuring Brazil accounting for m... More

IBM Cloud Touts Latest European Partnerships

IBM Cloud July 3 announced it’s added six new European companies to its client list, with an  Italian multimedia publishing company and an electronics distributor among those lo... More

M&E Journal: The Pattern to Unlock Smart Content

By Matt Turner, CTO, Media and Manufacturing, MarkLogic - Everyone in the M&E content ecosystem knows the Holy Grail of content value generation is in serving the right content... More

Cognizant: Blockchain Demand Growing, But Obstacles Remain

Blockchain demand and usage is growing across multiple business sectors, but several challenges remain that are preventing the technology from being implemented at scale, according... More

Ooyala to Showcase VR 360, HEVC Streaming Solutions at July 24 M&E Day

Ooyala has unveiled a suite of new capabilities for its Flex Media platform, including the ability to stream virtual reality (VR) 360 and HEVC content, along with new audio and adv... More

MoviePass to Roll Out Service Upgrade Options After AMC Stubs A-List Introduction

Just a few days after AMC Entertainment added the new AMC Stubs A-List subscription tier to its rewards program, MoviePass informed subscribers over the weekend that it plans to ro... More

M&E Journal: Under the Hood of the Trusted Partner Network

Ben Stanbury, Chief Technology Officer, Trusted Partner Network (TPN) - For the past four years, software designers have been working together with security specialists to crea... More

CTA: U.S. 4K TV, VR Headset Ownership Soar

U.S. ownership of 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) TVs, virtual reality (VR) headsets and smart speakers — including the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven Amazon Echo and Google Home ... More

AT&T CEO: Demand for Premium Video, Broadband to Increase with 5G’s Arrival

Consumer demand for premium video content and broadband will continue to grow significantly, especially with the arrival of 5G, according to AT&T CEO and chairman Randall Stephenso... More