Netflix: No Retention Efforts for DVD Subscribers, As Streaming Base Grows

Three months after it aborted its Qwikster plans, Netflix now says it has no plans to invest marketing dollars in its U.S. discs-by-mail service, as it further focuses on growing the global subscriber base for streaming video. “We expect DVD subscribers to decline steadily eve... More

Peter Wallace Named Worldwide Director, CDSA Anti-Piracy Compliance Programs

Security industry veteran to focus on expanding content protection initiatives in U.S. and aligning the program with other leading security audit standards Long-time entertainment security expert Peter Wallace has been named Worldwide Director of Anti-Piracy for the Content Deliv... More

Peter Wallace Named Worldwide Director, CDSA Anti-Piracy Compliance Programs

Long-time entertainment security expert Peter Wallace has been named Worldwide Director of Anti-Piracy for the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)'s security auditing programs. Wallace, who has built the program to over 70 participating sites in Europe, will turn h... More

U.S. Lawmakers Table SOPA, PIPA; What Next?

Press pause. Intellectual property owners are rethinking their lobbying strategy after U.S. lawmakers said they would table two anti-piracy proposals. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tweeted Friday morning that he had decided to postpone a Tuesday vote on the Protect ... More

Legislators Urge Reconsideration of Anti-Piracy Proposals

As online protests on Wednesday from the likes of Google and Wikipedia galvanized Internet users against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), several of the bills’ co-sponsors in Congress withdrew their support of the legislation. “We’ve heard l... More

MESA’s Burbank Think Tank Panel Draws Crowd at CES

How best to advance the production and distribution of entertainment content in 2012? As a MESA panel of major-studio technology executives advised at the International CES earlier this week: keep it simple. MESA's Burbank Think panel was part of the Variety Entertainment Summi... More

Microgen Platform Enables Monetization of Digital Entertainment

By Larry Jaffee With the recorded music industry’s recent focus on developing subscription and “freemium” services, it would appear that new MESA member Microgen plc is in the right place at the right time. The London-based company’s financial management solution organiz... More

MESA Announces 2nd Screen Summit; Chuck Parker Named Conference Chair

With film studios and television networks all eyeing the development of “second screen” consumer apps, the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) plans to host an executive summit dedicated to advancing best practices in this burgeoning field. The 2nd Screen Summit... More

Will Cord Cutting Go Mainstream in 2012?

Cord-cutting may not have reached worst-nightmare proportions for pay-TV providers in 2011. But one in five Americans has either already cut their pay-TV service, or is exploring cutting their service in the months ahead, according to findings of a new Deloitte survey. Deloitte ... More

Deloitte: Guiding M&E Companies Through the Digital Sea Change

by Larry Jaffee If content is king, then who is that trusted advisor to the throne? Based on the size and commitment to the media & entertainment industry, the individuals who are whispering in the ears of media and entertainment power-brokers work for Deloitte Consulting ... More