M&E Connections

Back to the Cinema?

Nineteen-year-old UCLA law student Alan Shimp examines the post-COVID-19 plight of movie theaters, and what it’ll take for them to get the youngest generation of paying movie fan... More

Addressing What it Takes to Win With the Audience

Right after last year’s Emmys, we were analyzing all of the bits and pieces trying to figure out who the kingpins in the industry were going to be when we read a statement with s... More

MESA Member Webinar Week Ahead: May 26-29

More from Sony and its “Technology Tuesdays” series, a host of informative presentations from Wasabi, a closer look at MarkLogic’s Data Hub, and a half-day of Hollywood Innov... More

Diamond: Strides Made in Website Accessibility This Year, But More Work Needed

Website accessibility has improved in 2020 from 2019, but there are still many sites that are either fully inaccessible or accessible “with difficulty,” according to Diamond. ... More

M&E Journal: Holographic Technology: Powering the Next Consumer Revolution

By Phillip Gara, Director, Strategy and Jayson Kleinman, Communications, OTOY - Technological accelerants like the rise of 5G networking, GPU ray-tracing hardware and commercial... More

SHIFT’s Landauer: We’re ‘a Security Company That Makes Software’

JJ Landauer, information security analyst for SHIFT and Screeners.com, looks at his company in a unique way. “We’re a security company that makes software,” he said May 12... More

Whip Media Group Examines Outlook for HBO Max

Set to debut May 27 with a monster amount of content — 10,000 hours-plus, both TV and film — HBO Max is the latest entry into the streaming wars, and ahead of its launch Whip M... More

Zendesk Exec: M&E Companies Can Survive and Thrive Despite COVID-19 Challenges

The media and entertainment industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, just like every other type of business – in its specific case, with shuttered film and TV... More

Digital Nirvana Details Benefits of Trance Captioning Solution

Automatic transcriptions, localization translations, captioning converting, the ability to assess the actual quality of captions automatically, conformed to the style guides of var... More

Adobe Introduces Creative Cloud Video Enhancements

Adobe announced several new Creative Cloud Video enhancements that were made available May 19 for its Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator and Premiere Rush. ... More

Our Finest Hour Season 1, Episode 5: ‘Finding Mr. Hanks’

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling lost and adrift, in the way of inspiration or direction. And like other times when the “normal” way of life has been upended, ... More

Streaming Services Light Up Global Availability of Targeted Content

By Andy Marken, President, Marken Communications - When projects start up again, 2020 will be the year of content directed and produced by women, with an abundance of heroine le... More

Verizon Media Exec: Company’s Seeing Surge in OTT Viewing, Game Content

Trends that Verizon Media has seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic include surging over-the-top (OTT) streaming content viewership and demand for videogame content, accord... More

M&E Journal: Reimagining Advertising With Digital: Connecting Buyers and Sellers

By Brajesh Jha, Global Head, Media Entertainment, Genpact - Most media companies have taken significant steps with digital, using automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to ... More

Richey May Tech: Remote Working a Daunting Security Challenge

Ransomware, piracy, spoilers, leaks … Hollywood’s list of security concerns is a constant reminder to keep your security at the forefront. But while the protocols were prett... More

Technicolor Helps Out Charter With Device Donations to Provide COVID-19 Broadband Access

To help families without internet access during stay-at-home orders, Technicolor has donated 30,000 broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) devices to Charter Communications, t... More

Dolby CFO: Company Sees Growth Opportunity in Dolby.io

Dolby sees a new “potential growth” opportunity in Dolby.io, its new platform that allows content developers to use Dolby application programming interfaces (APIs) to enhance t... More

M&E Journal: How Secure is Your Cloud Solution?

By Lulu Zezza, Co-Founder, One-Simple - Only a few years ago we considered the cloud “unsafe.” Today we consider cloud solutions safer than our on-premise networks. This is ... More

Veritone President: Strong SaaS Performance Boosted Q1 Results

A strong showing for Veritone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business provided the artificial intelligence (AI) tech company a revenue boost during its first quarter (ended March... More

Zendesk Webinar: Maintaining an Exceptional Viewer Experience in Times of Change

Shuttered productions, shortened release windows and an industry that’s gone almost completely to a work-from-home model. Media and entertainment has felt the impacts of the pand... More