M&E News Headlines

Testronic Achieves Dolby Vision Certification (MESA)

Testronic has achieved Dolby Vision Certification following an intensive period of training and investment in their Burbank facility. In order to achieve this certified status, the... More

Technicolor Animation Productions Presents the High-Tech Adventures of Team DroniX (MESA)

Team DroniX is produced by Technicolor Animation Productions, who teamed up with French public broadcaster France Télévisions and Gloob Brazil, a children’s entertainment chann... More

Disney+ Gets Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie in 4K, Dolby Vision, Atmos (Engadget)

We knew Disney+ would be the new home of Star Wars ever since the service was announced, but Disney kept an interesting nugget secret until now. The entire Star Wars series, includ... More

Top 5 Ways the Universal Ad ID Will Save the Industry (AdAge)

The advertising industry is fascinating in a number of ways. On many fronts, the rate of change and adoption of new technology and data is astoundingly fast. In other ways, there i... More

Louisiana Governor Edwards Announces Testronic Digital Media Project in New Orleans (STL News)

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Testronic executive Mike Betti announced the company will launch a new 150-job testing facility for digital games in New Orleans. Testronic ... More

Streaming Revolution Complicates DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA Contract Talks (Variety)

It may not be a perfect storm yet, but ominous clouds are gathering. As the winter holidays approach, there’s growing agita across the industry about the potential for substantia... More

Synamedia’s Virtualized DCM Chosen by Czech Public Broadcaster (MESA)

Czech public broadcaster Czech Television has gone live with Synamedia’s virtualized Digital Content Manager and completed its transition to transmitting all programs in the DVB-... More

Zapped: A New Chief Financial Officer at Applicaster (RTBR)

A company “simplifying the lifecycle management of direct-to-consumer media applications” has named Bennett Theimann its CFO. “I was attracted to Applicaster because of its u... More

Disney Betting Big on Nostalgia for Disney+ Launch (CNBC)

“Ducktales,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Princess Diaries,” “Tron” — Disney has spent months teasing out all of the movies and TV shows that will appear on its str... More

YouTube Enters the Live-Streaming Fight Again (The Verge)

YouTube has been positioning itself for another run at the crown. Juiced by the impending arrival of Google Stadia, the company’s first foray into cloud gaming, YouTube’s been ... More

The Virtuous Cycle of Broadband, CTV and OTT Will Accelerate (VideoNuze)

Over the past few years a powerful virtuous cycle of wired broadband Internet access, connected TV and over-the-top premium content has taken hold, disrupting the traditional TV an... More

Saj Jayasinghe Joins Whip Media as SVP of Global Enterprise Account Management (MESA)

Whip Media Group announced the appointment of Saj Jayasinghe as Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Account Management. In his new role, Saj will define the enterprise sales... More

BBC iPlayer to Launch On Sky Under New Content Partnership (Deadline)

The BBC’s streaming service, iPlayer, is going to launch in full on Sky under a new content and technology partnership between the two British broadcasters. iPlayer will be made ... More

Featured Jobs: Adobe; SAP; Verizon Media

Global Web Production Manager — San Francisco, CA — Adobe Integrated Marketing Programs Expert — Palo Alto, CA — SAP Creative Strategist — NYC — Verizon Media Click ... More

MESA Holiday Publishing Schedule

MESA will not be publishing the M&E Daily and Smart Screen News e-newsletters on Monday. We will return to our regular publishing schedule on Nov. 12.... More

It’s Time for the Industry to Look at Content Protection Through a Different Lens (NAGRA Blog)

There are different ways to view and approach this, whether it’s providing protection for smaller operators looking to scale into larger ones or larger services scaling horizonta... More

Disney Using FX to Ensure People Don’t Forget About Hulu (The Verge)

With Disney+ just days from launching, it’s easy to assume that Disney executives would want to talk to investors during its fourth quarter earnings call about the anticipated st... More

Adobe’s Adding a Livestreaming Function to Its Creative Cloud Apps (Gizmodo)

Instead of using third-party platforms like Youtube and Twitch, artists will soon be able to livestream their process directly through whatever Adobe Creative Cloud app they’re w... More

BritBox Streaming Service Launches in the UK (THR)

BritBox has already been available in the U.S. and Canada, and ITV and the BBC earlier this year announced plans for the U.K. launch. The three-year deal will add 1,000-plus hours ... More

Fresh Off BTI Merger, IYUNO Media Group Hires Allan Dembry as CTO (Slator)

“As we’re in the early stages of our merger, we’re looking at the consolidation of a number of different systems used to service the workflows and orders from our clients,”... More