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Analysts: Peacock Holds Promise for Comcast

Comcast’s upcoming Peacock streaming service, along with the broadcasting rights it has for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and its high-margin and growing data business all pr... More

BeBop, Teradici Tackle the Ins and Outs of Cloud and Remote Editing

Remote editing and cloud editing are what all media companies want to be able to do thanks to all the flexibility they provide and, in the 2020s, everyone will need that flexibilit... More

Netflix CFO: Q4 Was Strong, But Increased Competition’s Having Some Impact

Despite the strong results that Netflix enjoyed in the fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), the increased competition from streaming services including the new Disney Plus is having som... More

NAGRA Adds Two Tech Firms to Android TV Fast Track Program

Content protection and multiscreen TV solutions specialist NAGRA has added two new tech firms to its Android TV Fast Track Program, which enables Android TV streaming solutions and... More

Comcast’s Peacock Streaming Service to Be Offered in Free and Pay Subscription Tiers

Comcast will launch its new Peacock streaming service April 15 for current Comcast subscribers and July 15 for other consumers in multiple free, ad-supported and pay subscription t... More

Illumio Sees Major APAC Gains

Cybersecurity tech specialists Illumio has announced it has seen a 325% growth in APAC employee headcount and a 300% growth in customers in that region since it expanded there in 2... More

Veritone CFO: Company’s Seeing Increased Traction for Illuminate, Redact Applications

Veritone is seeing growing interest in its Illuminate and Redact applications, according to Veritone CFO Pete Collins. The company just started selling Illuminate in the second ... More

Entertainment Partners Acquires SyncOnSet

Payroll specialist Entertainment Partners (EP) announced Jan. 13 that it has acquired SyncOnSet Technologies and its Emmy-winning collaboration and productivity tools for the enter... More

Salesforce: Holiday Digital Sales Hit $723B

CRM specialist Salesforce has released its 2019 Holiday Shopping Report, showing an 8 percent increase in digital spending to $723 billion in digital revenue worldwide, with 10 per... More

CES 2020: Verizon Media Talks Multi-CDN Advantages; Technicolor Lands New Security Certifications

LAS VEGAS — In mid-September, Verizon Media shared that its streaming platform was being made available on Microsoft Azure, offering access to a wide range of Azure capabilities ... More

Discovery CEO’s Prediction: There Will Only Be 2-3 Streaming War Winners

Although there’s many streaming service players today, with newcomers still entering the field, there’s going to eventually be more consolidation and very few major players wil... More

AMC Entertainment CFO: Stubs A-List Continues to Give Company an Edge Over Rivals

The AMC Stubs A-List subscription movie service that AMC Entertainment launched in 2018 continues to give the company an edge over rivals in the film exhibition sector, according t... More

CES 2020: Irdeto Announces New Partnership; Dolby Debuts Vision IQ

LAS VEGAS — Digital platform security specialist Irdeto used CES to announce that the governing body of football in South America, CONMEBOL, has tapped it to protect its brand an... More

Verance Adds Video Watermarking to Suite of Ad, Interactive Tech

Just ahead of CES, watermarking solutions provider Verance is making video watermark technology available as part of its Aspect platform, which powers broadband features on TV by e... More

Gracenote to Tout OTT Guide Solutions at CES

At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Nielsen-owned metadata and content recognition tech firm Gracenote will debut new OTT guide offerings, geared toward helping content providers of... More

Coldplay Latest Artist to Tout Dolby Atmos Music

As part of its ongoing Dolby Atmos Music campaign, seven-time Grammy winning band Coldplay is featured in a new video touting the ability of Atmos to bring music to fans in ways th... More

Veritone Helps Deliver AI-Driven MAM Solution for Italian Football Club

Veritone and its OS for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, have partnered up with media asset management (MAM) operator Evolphin Software to deliver an AI-driven MAM platform for Ita... More

TiVo, Xperi to Merge, Will Operate as Xperi

TiVo and Xperi have announced they will merge in an all-stock transaction, creating a giant consumer and entertainment tech business representing the industry’s largest intellect... More

Softtek Acquires Majority Stake in Vector ITC

Global IT services firm Sofftek has acquired a 75% stake in Madrid-based technology firm Vector ITC, giving Sofftek a firmer hold in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., and strengt... More

CPS 2019: Time to Protect Your Networks … and the Government Can Help

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Media and entertainment companies need to step up their cybersecurity initiatives and all too many organizations still don’t even have incident manage... More