M&E Connections

M&E Journal: Embracing Open-Source Through Automation

By Patrick Baca, CTO, Entertainment Partners - Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it had partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the ... More

NAB 2019: ZOO to Launch Cloud-Based ZOOstudio Ecosystem

ZOO is continuing its mission to revolutionize entertainment localization services with the launch of our cloud-based ZOOstudio ecosystem at NAB Show 2019. The innovative service e... More

M&E Journal: The Future is Now: Asset ID and Tracking with New SMPTE Standards

By Harold Geller, Executive Director, Ad-ID - In a world where content is king, tracking is critical. But the standards by which we identify leading advertising content have lan... More

NAB 2019: MESA Members to Spotlight Connected TV, OTT

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey - Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will be bringing connected TV, OTT and application solutions to Las Vegas ne... More

Adobe CEO: We’re Targeting an ‘$100B Addressable Market’

Adobe got off to a strong start this year and continues to see a lot of opportunities across its Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud businesses, according to Shanta... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: The Importance of Standards for Consistent Metadata

The media and entertainment (M&E) industry has warmed to the idea that “smart content” is the Holy Grail, but it’s important to reap the benefits of good, consistent metadat... More

M&E Journal: The War for Attention

By Steve Sobel, Go to Market Lead for M&E, and Brian Vellmure, Managing Partner, Ignite, Salesforce - The future will belong to those who can personalize across moments and bran... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: Don’t Neglect Blockchain Security

LOS ANGELES — Just by its definition, blockchain sure sounds synonymous with security: A decentralized database, comprised of a chain of records (or “blocks”), with each bloc... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: The Importance of Building a Blockchain Community

Blockchains, distributed ledgers and related technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way we track and manage natively digital assets and physical artifacts, but the te... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: How to Avoid Fatal OTT Mistakes

Negative user comments about over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services are rampant online and can be hard to recover from, but there are several critical considerations and steps... More

Gracenote Expands its Global Video Data Solution to Middle East

Gracenote has expanded its Global Video Data solution to the Middle East, in a move the Nielsen division said March 11 will “help drive next-generation TV and movie search, disco... More

Singular University’s Ismail to Tackle the Smart Machine Age at ‘Industry 4.0’ Event

Salim Ismail, founding executive director of Silicon Valley business incubator institution Singularity University, will take the stage April 2 at the “Industry 4.0: The Future of... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: Begin Evaluating IP Metadata as Capital

LOS ANGELES — Metadata development creates future value, everyone knows that. So why is metadata often evaluated as an operating expense, and not as a capital expenditure? Tha... More

M&E Journal: How Server-Side Ad Insertion is Transforming Video Advertising as We Know It

By Ariff Sidi, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services - Advertising is a reliable source of revenue for many online media companies, but the rise of ad blockers c... More

‘Advise, Amplify, Transform’: A WaveSeven Mantra

In surfing lore, the seventh in a series of waves is the largest, most sought-after wave to ride. For Los Angeles-based WaveSeven — a full-service boutique consulting firm with s... More

M&E Journal: Investing in Cybersecurity: It’s a Saving, Not a Cost

By Ceri Coburn, CTO, Fortium Technologies - Equifax suffered the worst data breach ever recorded in terms of monetary and reputational loss — at least this was true at time of... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: Navigating the New Frontier of Smart Rights

As the plethora of rights management and sales solutions proliferate through the media and entertainment sector, content creators must balance their need to analyze and control the... More

Three Keynotes Announced for April 7 NAB Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit

Media and entertainment has become a popular target for hackers and other bad-attackers eager to disrupt the creation, production and distribution of entertainment and information ... More

AMC Entertainment CEO: A-List Pass has ‘Cracked the Code’ for Theater Attendance

AMC Entertainment was helped in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 (ended Dec. 31) by the strong performance of the new AMC Stubs A-List subscription tier to its rewards program, C... More

Box CEO: Company’s Bullish on 2019 Product Roadmap

Box expects to benefit significantly in 2019 from the one-two punch of the upcoming launches of a new version of Box Relay in the first half of the year and then Box Shield in the ... More