M&E Connections

Exactuals Celebrates SAG-AFTRA Success, Entertainment Partners Partnership

Exactuals and Entertainment Partners will present at HITS Spring May 23 in Los Angeles Los Angeles-based industry payments specialist Exactuals is celebrating sign-ups for its d... More

M&E Journal: The Confluence of Factors Driving Monetization of Hollywood’s Intellectual Property

By Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA - Hollywood’s “Made in the USA” intellectual property has proven to be the most enduring entertainm... More

Videocites Launches Re-Streaming Detection Service

AI-based content protection and management services firm Videocites is launching a new service that automatically tracks illegally shared streaming video on social media platforms,... More

HITS Spring: MicroStrategy to Share Enterprise Analytics Insights

At the May 23 HITS Spring event at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles, Rick Pechter, principal solutions architect for MicroStrategy, will offer attendees ideas on how to ... More

Microsoft, MicroStrategy Tout Advantages of AI, Machine Learning

NEW YORK – Microsoft and MicroStrategy highlighted some of the advantages of using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) – as well as some of the lingering cha... More

M&E Journal: NHRA Uses Intelligent Media Services to Speed Efficiency

By Angie Alers, Director of Account Management, Sony New Media Solutions, and Mike DesRoches, National Accounts Organization, Sony Electronics - National Hot Rod Association (NH... More

Gracenote Report: Online TV Soaring in Europe

Online TV usage is growing rapidly in major European countries, according to the findings of a new study conducted by Gracenote and nScreenMedia that revealed increased usage of mu... More

Importance of Modern Analytics Stressed at MicroStrategy Symposium

NEW YORK – The significant role that modern analytics is playing today within the enterprise sector was stressed May 15 at the MicroStrategy Symposium, held at Convene’s downto... More

FandangoNOW Seeing Strong Demand for 4K Content, Company Exec Says

NEW YORK — The FandangoNOW transactional video on demand division of Fandango is seeing “huge demand” for 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) content, according to Greg Ferris, the compa... More

Comcast, Disney Execs: Hulu Deal Good for Both Companies

The deal that Comcast and Disney reached for Hulu, giving full control of the online subscription VOD service to Disney, was a good one for both companies and made sense for each s... More

M&E Journal: The Achilles Heel of Critical Infrastructure Protection? Insider Threats

By William F. Flynn, Partner, The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) - In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) focused on protecting government and pr... More

Eurofins Digital Testing to Be Exclusive CI Plus 2.0 Test Partner

Quality assurance and testing specialist Eurofins Digital Testing will serve as the exclusive test partner for the CI Plus 2.0 standard, an enhanced security system allowing manufa... More

News Corp CEO: Initial Signs from Apple Deal ‘Encouraging,’ OTT Strategy Making Progress

News Corp. only recently made its Wall Street Journal available on the new Apple News Plus subscription service, but early signs are promising, according to Robert Thomson, News Co... More

M&E Journal: Transforming Pay TV for Long-Term Success

By Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA - The global pay TV industry is going through a significant transformation. From evolving consumer demand and rising ... More

M&E Journal: Making Artificial Intelligence Real for Broadcast and Cable

By Shiv Sehgal, Chief Product Officer, RSG Media - Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. Everybody is talking about it and many companies are doing it: Google, IBM, Micr... More

EIDR Joins Forces with DDEX to Streamline Metadata Standards

The Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) and Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) are teaming up for the first time as part of an initiative that’s designed to streamline metadata st... More

Analyst: Keeping CBS All Access, Showtime OTT Separate Offerings Makes Sense

As CBS executives continued to express confidence that combined subscriptions to its CBS All Access and Showtime over-the-top (OTT) streaming services will hit 25 million by 2022, ... More

M&E Journal: Small Is Beautiful and Profitable

By Shubham Choudhury, M&E Consulting Lead, Cognizant - 2007 was a pivotal year for the M&E industry. Apple launched the iPhone. Netflix launched its streaming video service. Twi... More

How to Disrupt the Piracy Ecosystem

By Simon Trudelle, Senior Director Product Marketing, NAGRA - When it comes to protecting valuable content, the threat of piracy evolves alongside innovation. Every time a techn... More

Akamai CEO: ‘Rapid Growth’ of Company’s Cloud Security Business Gave it Q1 Boost

The “continued rapid growth” of Akamai’s Cloud Security Solutions business provided the company with a major lift in its first quarter (ended March 31), according to CEO Tom ... More