CDSA Expands Content Protection Role with New Appointments

As part of its commitment to expanding its role as the International Content Protection Association, CDSA has announced new senior-level appointments to its Board of Directors. Joel Bigley, Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations and Business Execution, Deluxe Digital Studios... More

CDSA Expands its Content Protection Role with New Appointments

Deluxe’s Bigley and Microsoft’s Dunkelberger Added to Board; Atkinson Named Advisor LOS ANGELES — As part of its commitment to expanding its role as the International Content Protection Association, CDSA has announced new senior-level appointments to its Board of Director... More

Amazon Aims for the Cloud with New Music Services

With its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, Amazon is betting that it can entice customers to upload their entire digital music collections to the company’s servers, in exchange for the ability to play songs on any computer or Android mobile device. In launching the new services on... More

Latest MESA Member PricewaterhouseCoopers Predicts Continuing Growth in Entertainment & Media Markets

By Mel Lambert PricewaterhouseCoopers’ new 2010-14 Outlook report affirms that digital technology will continue to transform every entertainment and media (E&M) segment in the coming years, as consumers escalate their adoption of digital platforms. PwC’s extensive resea... More

Cinram Taps Warner Exec For Digital Operations

Packaged media distributor Cinram International continues to expand its digital operations with the hiring of studio veteran John Crosier as senior VP of digital architecture and delivery. Crosier joins Cinram from Warner Bros., where he oversaw the studio’s digital supply cha... More

House Mulls New Measures Against Online Copyright Infringement

Film studios and others have been pressing both chambers of Congress to give copyright laws new teeth, claiming that current enforcement measures have done little to stem unauthorized online streaming or the sharing of copyrighted material via “cyberlockers.” But advocacy gro... More

Warner Archive: For Titles from the Past, Manufacture-On-Demand is the Future

By Cindy Spielvogel A major studio has found a way to sell films at a breakeven point of 70 units, with virtually no returns. The Warner Archive manufacture-on-demand website offers titles from the Warner Bros. library that wouldn’t be viable as a normal DVD release. “We’... More

Report: U.S. Launches Investigation of Video Patent Licensors

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation into whether video patent licensors belonging to the MPEG LA are unfairly trying to block adoption of the Google-backed VP8 video codec, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The MPEG LA manages patent l... More

Time Warner CFO: Digital Holds Potential for Higher Margins, but Market Transition Will Take Time

Time Warner will encourage home entertainment consumers to purchasing more digital media goods over physical discs because digital transactions represent “better” earnings prospects for the company “on a like-for-like basis,” according to John Martin, the media conglomera... More

Hollywood IT Society to Hold First Entertainment IT Conference, March 17, Pepperdine University, Malibu Campus

The Hollywood IT Society (HITS), a community of IT technologists representing Hollywood studios and supporting information technology partners, will be meeting at the first Hollywood IT Summit (also called HITS) on the 17th of March 2011 at the Drescher Campus of Pepperdine Unive... More