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

Content Protection Summit: Consumer Education Key to Prevailing Over Piracy

by Marcy Magiera UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.— The most important weapon against movie piracy may be consumer education, "The Hurt Locker" producer Nicholas Chartier said today at Content Protection Summit 2011, presented here by Variety and CDSA. If worldwide piracy is not control... More

Jargon Technologies Simplifies App Creation with JargonTalk

Jargon Technologies on Dec. 7  announced the launch of JargonTalk, a cross-platform technology designed to simplify the creation of advanced interactive apps for a multitude of devices. The new technology, Jargon says, is in response to demand for interconnected apps running on... More

At Blu-Tech Summit: Apps Provide New Marketing Momentum for Blu-ray

by Marcy Magiera UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.— Apps are poised to increase the interactivity of Blu-ray and provide new marketing momentum for the format, said a panel at Blu-Tech: The Blu-ray Innovation Summit held here today. “Second screen” apps to access features on Blu-ray... More

Nielsen: TV Ownership To Dip Among U.S. Households

“Second screen” devices appear to be the only screens in a small percentage of American households, judging from a new Nielsen report on the size of the U.S. television audience. Nielsen expects the number of television households in the U.S. to stand at 114.7 million at the... More

Spotify Apps Promise ‘New Direction’ for Digital Music Service, Raise New Monetization Issues

It’s easy for Spotify’s paid subscriber base to appreciate the new set of apps for the digital music service. To date users have largely been left to discover new artists, albums and tracks on their own, from a sea of licensed titles whose depth and boundlessness can be as da... More

Number One With an Asterisk: Billboard to Exclude Deep Discounts from Sales Charts

Billboard is instituting a minimum pricing threshold on its long-running sales charts, casting a frown upon music retailers’ most aggressive promotion tactics as record labels seek to stabilize the value of CDs and digital tracks. Under the new policy, albums that sell for less... More

Giving the Gift of Packaged Media — And Digital Content

While packaged media remains the perfect gift for many holiday shoppers, digital entertainment goods are increasingly working their way onto shoppers’ lists as well. Nearly one third of consumers (31 percent) plan to purchase music or movies on disc as holiday gifts in 2011, a... More

WEBINAR: What to Do When Your Network is Hacked?

Click here to Download Recording (59 Mb) In the first of a series of webinars on content protection, security and cyber-threat, Steve Armstrong, a leading international digital forensics expert provided guidelines and procedures for what to do if your network is comprom... More

QlikView: Studios Gain Marketing Insights With ‘Data Discovery’

By Larry Jaffee All companies need key performance indicator (KPI) analytics to pinpoint what’s working and what’s not. New MESA member QlikView provides a business intelligence software solution that funnels all sorts of KPI data into one seamless interface. “Hollywood t... More