M&E Connections

Teradata Introduces Open Source Kylo Software Platform

As part of its ongoing open source software strategy, Teradata has introduced Kylo, a data lake management software platform that the company says will help users quickly build and... More

Salesforce Exec: AI Pact with IBM Will Help Enhance Customer Engagement

The artificial intelligence (AI) partnership announced by Salesforce and IBM March 6 — combining the companies’ respective AI platforms, IBM Watson and Salesforce Einstein — ... More

Viacom CEO: OTT Could Be Greater Driver of Pay TV Penetration Outside the U.S.

The increasing number of over-the-top (OTT) “skinny bundles” stand a greater chance of boosting pay TV penetration outside the U.S. than inside the country, according to new Vi... More

IMAX CEO: Strong Content Will Decide VR Winners

It may still be the early days for virtual reality (VR) and it remains to be seen who the big winners will be in the space, but the creation of strong content will go a long way to... More

M&E Journal: Implementation Challenges, Opportunities in Forensic Watermarking

Rajan Samtani, Graham Oakes — Media Science International Digital content capture and distribution technologies have evolved at a rapid pace as evidenced by the recent push by... More

M&E Journal: The Growing Necessity For Cross-Screen Technology

By Stephanie Gaines, YuMe - As NBC has shared, the network sold $1 billion in ads for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a combined total that includes national broadcast, ... More

Viacom Execs: ‘Data Democratization’ is Important for Better Decision-Making

NEW YORK — The “democratization” of data is important today for better decision-making in the entertainment industry, according to Viacom data strategy executives. To help... More

TiVo Exec: Company’s Bullish on Open Standard Audio Watermark

NEW YORK — An open standard audio watermark would be a positive for TiVo and the entertainment industry as a whole, according to Scott Maddux, VP of business development at TiVo.... More

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inks Deals with Tata Communications, AT&T

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) used the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona to announce a pair of partnerships, one with Tata Communications for cellular IoT connectivity ser... More

IMAX CEO: Company Encouraged by Results of First VR Centre

IMAX is encouraged by the early results of its first Virtual Reality (VR) Centre, in Los Angeles, which attracted more than 7,000 attendees since opening Jan. 6, according to compa... More

M&E Journal: Content ID Leaves Independents on the Outside Looking In

Ruth Vitale, CreativeFuture — If you were online in May of 2015, you were probably aware that YouTube was having a party because literally everyone was invited. A YouTube-prod... More

AR, VR Presence Surges at Toy Fair

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are being incorporated into an increasingly larger number of toys and other products targeted at kids, and that was made abundantly ... More

CTA: Experiences Matter More Than Tech for VR

Consumers who are already familiar with virtual reality are already in the fold with the technology, but it’s the experiences of VR — not the tech itself — that need to be th... More

TiVo CEO: Samsung Licensing Deal Provided a Lift in Q4

The wide-ranging intellectual property licensing deal that TiVo recently signed with Samsung Electronics gave TiVo a revenue boost in the fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), according ... More

Google Cloud Exec: Many Companies Interested in Moving to the Cloud, But It’s Still Early Days

Alphabet is seeing a growing number of companies looking to shift to cloud storage of their data, but we’re still in the very early days of companies across all industries actual... More

Frontier Communications Taps Mediamorph

Multi-system operator Frontier Communications has tapped Mediamorph and its cloud-based enterprise software platform and data services to help streamline its content handling and c... More

Activision to Ramp Up eSports Initiatives

Activision Blizzard will be significantly expanding its eSports initiatives this year after seeing strong results from that business in its fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended De... More

Fortium: Record Year for DVD Award Screeners Using Patronus Content Security

Each year Fortium releases new versions of Patronus anti-rip for the Academy and BAFTA Award’s season. This year saw the highest levels of protection yet as well as the largest... More

CDSA Named Association Partner for New NAB Cybersecurity Pavilion

CDSA (Content Delivery and Security Association) has been named the Official Association Partner in the first year of the new Cybersecurity Pavilion at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, A... More

Disney’s Iger Predicts ‘Significant Growth’ for New Multi-Channel Market Entrants

It’s still early days for over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV services, but they’re well-positioned to take advantage of the increased shift to TV viewing on mobile devices, accord... More