M&E News Headlines

Illumio Expands Cybersecurity Platform with Segmentation Across Containerized Workloads (MESA)

Illumio announced support for segmenting network communications for containers with the latest release of its Adaptive Security Platform (ASP). The release expands Illumio ASP's in... More

All of These Super Long Movies Should Just be TV Miniseries (Quartzy)

It must be asked: Instead of painstakingly converting bloated, overstuffed three-hour films into episodic television, why not just make TV shows in the first place? After all, that... More

Fast-Growing Asia Video Market Awaits Arrival of Disney Plus, Apple (Variety)

Asia’s over-the-top video streaming market is growing so strongly that there is currently room for a wide variety of business models. Local companies have many of the most compel... More

How to Protect Your Film and TV Productions on Set and Beyond (Shifting Perspective)

With so much media production now taking place digitally, it’s easy to lose sight of the analog assets that need protection. Unattended scripts, expensive equipment, or devices u... More

Dolby Cinema’s Julian Stanford Talks Sound Design, Dolby Atmos Technology (TM)

While John Cooper and David Courier of Sundance believe that cinemas and streaming services go hand in hand to distribute films, Stanford argues that as home entertainment experien... More

Motion Picture Association Goes Global (Rapid TV News)

The Motion Picture Association of America is dropping the “America” from its name, instead unifying its brand globally as simply, the Motion Picture Association (MPS). The trad... More

Netflix Plans to Pay Bonuses to Filmmakers When Movies Succeed (Bloomberg)

Netflix plans to pay filmmakers, actors and movie producers a bonus if their films are successful, a new incentive aimed at winning projects that might otherwise go to rival studio... More

Will Disney Plus Shake Up How Consumers Value Streaming Services? (Variety)

The streaming-video battlefield is about to get some major new combatants — and fresh research suggests that Disney is best equipped to grab new territory.... More

Featured Jobs: EditShare; Hulu; SAP

Senior Technical Support Engineer — Boston — EditShare Senior Manager, Product, Metadata Platform — Santa Monica, CA — Hulu Cloud Security Architect — Palo Alto, CA —... More

Study: Disney+ Originals, Pricing Strategy Puts Pressure on New Streamers (THR)

Disney is “throwing down the gauntlet” to would-be SVOD players by bankrolling a huge number of new original series for its upcoming Disney+ service and by pricing the service ... More

EBU, Eurofins Digital Testing Partner on UHDTV Standards and Logo (MESA)

The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Eurofins Digital Testing to ensure that future high-quality broadcast content can be properly displayed and enjoyed on consumer T... More

Reimagining Localization (Broadcast)

To meet the challenges of global OTT distribution, ZOO Digital has launched its cloud-based Localisation Ecosystem to provide content owners with a 360-degree approach to localisat... More

Genpact, Celonis Partner to Provide Process Improvement Roadmaps That Accelerate Enterprise Digital Transformation (MESA)

The Genpact and Celonis partnership will allow enterprises to quickly identify, transform, and monitor critical business processes in real time to drive agility, consistency, and u... More

Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the Live Sports Landscape (PFT Blog)

Sports broadcasters and streaming platforms are always looking for new ways to engage fans and to deliver immersive experiences that bring them closer to the real-time action. To g... More

Building the Steampunk Fantasy World of ‘Carnival Row’ (MESA)

VFX Supervisor Matt Glover discusses MR. X’s work on the Amazon Prime series, starring Orlando Bloom and a cast of mythical creatures and Victorian characters. Technicolor’s MR... More

Charlie Ergen: Streaming is a Bit of a Bloodbath (THR)

Charlie Ergen, chairman and co-founder of Dish Network, on Tuesday told a Wall Street conference that he believes the streaming video landscape “is going to be a bit of a bloodba... More

Facebook Working on Smart Glasses With Ray-Ban (CNBC)

Facebook has been working to develop augmented reality glasses out of its Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond, Washington, for the past couple of years, but struggles with the develop... More

Subscriptions Make Up 90% of Online Video Spend (Digital TV Europe)

Subscriptions now represent the vast majority of internet spending on TV and movies in North America, a new report has found. According to research from Parks Associates, subscript... More

Featured Jobs: Exactuals; OnPrem; Avanade

Business Development Representative — LA — Exactuals Manager, Digital Supply Chain — NYC — OnPrem Director of Technology Innovation — Seattle — Avanade Click here to... More

IBC 2019: Attendance Hits Record 56,000 (MESA)

IBC 2019 has been hailed a celebration of industry insights and excellence, with the world’s media, entertainment and technology industry once again gathering in Amsterdam to do ... More