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M&E Day Keynotes to Address Power of Blockchain, Social Media

The keynote addresses have been set for the July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York, an event that covers three programs (Smart Content, Co... More

MCF Media: New Solutions for Content Localization

It was a pooling of resources between three companies that resulted in today’s MCF Media Solutions. A few years ago, Westlake, Ohio-based MCF Tech Solutions teamed up with Los... More

Dolby CEO: European Cinema Market Expansion Presents ‘Major Opportunity’

The European expansion of Dolby Cinema that was announced by Dolby June 13 presents a “major opportunity” for the company, according to Kevin Yeaman, its CEO and president. Sin... More

E3 2018: Sony Touts New PS4 Games, Including Several Featuring VR

Sony used its PlayStation (PS) E3 Showcase event June 12 in Los Angeles to tout key new game releases that include several titles featuring virtual reality (VR) as the company look... More

E3 2018: Microsoft Gaming Cloud Team Developing Multi-Device Streaming Service

Microsoft used its E3 news briefing, June 10 in Los Angeles, to disclose that its new Gaming Cloud Team is developing a game streaming service that Phil Spencer, EVP and head of ga... More

PwC Exec: AI Offers Significant Opportunity for Companies Across All Sectors

NEW YORK -- Artificial intelligence (AI) presents a “huge opportunity” for media, healthcare and other companies when it comes to their financial health and how “people commu... More

Western Digital CFO: Data is the New Currency

Big data and fast data in the cloud, as well as mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) growth, are among the largest demand drivers for Western Digital (WD), according to Western Digi... More

PwC Forecast: VR, OTT Video Among Major M&E Growth Segments Through 2022

Virtual reality (VR), over-the-top (OTT) video and Internet advertising are expected to be among the major growth segments within the U.S. media industry over the next five years, ... More

MESA’s Latest ‘M&E Journal’ Edition Goes Live

The 2018 spring-summer edition of the “M&E Journal,” published by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), and geared toward senior media and entertainment e... More

IBM Watson Media, Fox Sports Add AI to World Cup Coverage

For this month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fox Sports has partnered with IBM Watson Media to add an artificial intelligence layer to the broadcaster’s coverage of the even... More

Deluxe Exec: UHD Growth’s Helping to Drive IMF Adoption

The introductions of Ultra High-Def (UHD) and high dynamic range (HDR) distribution platforms represent a major force that’s helping to drive adoption and implementation of the I... More

Box CEO: Q1 Saw Strong AI Demand

Box saw strong demand for its Box Skills artificial intelligence (AI) framework and continued to “make great progress” on its “two major objectives” in the first quarter (e... More

Cisco Exec: Company Optimistic About Cloud Business Opportunities

Cisco continues to be bullish about its cloud business and is even seeing new opportunities for growth within the sector in areas that include cloud containers, according to Kip Co... More

Casting Networks Co-CEOs Talk Unique Set of Talent Solutions

There’s more original content being made today than ever before, and along with all these new productions come new challenges in casting. That’s where Los Angeles-based Cast... More

HITS Spring: Creative Artists Can Benefit from AI, Avanade Says

Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem to be a contradiction to the entire concept of the creative process, but the technology can actually be used to help creative artists perform ... More

HITS Spring: MicroStrategy Touts Analytics Gains

The challenges confronting media and entertainment companies today when it comes to data can be daunting. Disparate data sources that need to be sliced eight different ways for... More

HITS Spring: IBM Security Lead Stresses Preparedness

Recently, Doug Lhotka, executive cybersecurity architect for IBM Security, sat down for a meal with a dozen CISOs, and picked their brains about what the biggest threat to their or... More

HITS Spring: Ooyala Founder Says Connected Supply Chains Help M&E ‘Survive and Thrive’

A connected supply chain can significantly help media & entertainment (M&E) companies overcome increasing challenges that include the need to implement new technologies while budge... More

HITS Spring: Dow Jones Looks to Expert System to Offer Better Insights

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — David Arnold, director of product strategy for Dow Jones, has overseen the evolution of the company’s Dow Jones’ Professional Information Business se... More

HITS Spring Keynoter Stresses Bottom-Top Approach to Innovation

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — You know that old saying, “form follows function”? Well, Jeff Julian, founder and CEO of design thinking firm Lab5 Systems, has a problem with that. ... More