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BTI Studios Acquires German Dubbing Firm Berliner Synchron

Media localization firm BTI Studios Nov. 12 announced the acquisition of Munich-based Berliner Synchron GmbH, as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany, one that’s dubb... More

CTA: AI, 5G to Take Center Stage at 2019 CES

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G are expected to be among the technologies with the strongest presence at CES in January, along with the latest advancements in 4K a... More

IBM, Forrester: AI Can Be Used to Improve How Employees Create, Consume Video

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used by organizations to significantly enhance how employees can create and consume video, according to IBM Watson Media and Forrester Research.... More

Dish Chairman: OTT Space Facing Challenges, But Opportunities Remain

The over-the-top (OTT) streaming video service sector that includes Dish Network’s Sling TV is facing some challenges, but there are still opportunities for success with it if co... More

AWS, Veritone: Machine Learning, AI Can Help Monetize Ads, Content

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence can be used by media and entertainment (M&E) companies to help them monetize broadcast ads and content, according to Amazon Web Se... More

Google, T-Mobile Execs Mull the State of Viewer Expectations

NEW YORK — Now that TV audiences are no longer stuck on their couches to watch television shows and can instead watch video content wherever they want, whenever they want and on ... More

CBS Banks on OTT Subscribers

Subscriptions to the CBS All Access and Showtime over-the-top (OTT) streaming services continued to soar in CBS’s third quarter (ended Sept. 30) and those and the company’s oth... More

Google, ABC, CBS Execs Talk Advanced TV Challenges

NEW YORK – Amid ongoing major changes that have taken place across the TV industry, broadcasters and other media companies, as well as technology companies, are continuing their ... More

Google Cloud Exec: Media Companies Should Innovate with Analytics, Machine Learning Amid ‘Tectonic Shifts’

NEW YORK – Every media company today must innovate for the future, and analytics and machine learning (ML) in particular are being used by the most forward-thinking companies in ... More

Deluxe Exec: Content, Metadata Standardization Among Ongoing Industry Challenges

As Deluxe Entertainment continues to use its cloud-based Deluxe One open platform to try and unify global content creation and distribution amid today’s increasingly complex ente... More

MicroStrategy: Machine Learning Can Be Used to Strengthen Organizations’ Analysis

NEW YORK – MicroStrategy’s out-of-the-box machine learning (ML) algorithms, extensive built-in function library and native R integration can all be leveraged by organizations t... More

VR Making Strides but Continues to Face Challenges

NEW YORK — Virtual Reality (VR) continues to make advances when it comes to investment dollars and hardware innovation, but the technology continues to face challenges and still ... More

AI Opportunities, Challenges Take Center Stage at MicroStrategy Symposium

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence (AI) can play an important role in organizations successfully transforming into intelligent enterprises, but it can’t be relied on to cure al... More

HITS Fall: EIDR Identification Can Help M&E Companies Boost Efficiency

Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) identification and the automation made possible by it can significantly help media and entertainment companies increase efficiency by integrating t... More

NAB Show New York 2018: Microsoft Azure, NAGRA, ThinkAnalytics Tout Latest Products, Strategies, Trends

NEW YORK — Microsoft Azure, NAGRA Kudelski and ThinkAnalytics were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that showcased their latest produc... More

NAB Show New York 2018: IBM Aspera, Ooyala, Thinklogical Tout Latest Products, Strategies, Trends

NEW YORK — IBM Aspera, Ooyala and Thinklogical were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that showcased their latest products, services an... More

ESCA Returned to HITS Fall with Innovative, Deep-Dive Supply Chain Solutions

The Entertainment Supply Chain Academy (ESCA) was the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance’s (MESA) first brand, first community and the genesis for the Alliance, and its one-... More

NAB Show New York: Avid, AWS Elemental, Caringo Tout Latest Products, Strategies

NEW YORK — Avid, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental and Caringo were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that are showcasing their lates... More

HITS Fall: IBM Aspera, FOX Sports Tout Challenges They Overcame to Deliver FIFA World Cup Coverage

To successfully deliver video coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from Moscow, FOX Sports and IBM Aspera had to overcome various challenges, according to executives from those comp... More

HITS Fall: M&E Companies Must Make ‘Bold’ Moves Now to Succeed in the Future, Cognizant Exec Says

Media and entertainment (M&E) companies need to make “bold” moves today to better compete, drive growth and succeed in the future, according to Robert Brown, associate VP at Co... More