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The Truth About Rights and Royalties: What Publishers Need to Know Now

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex — This is the fifth in a series of exclusive industry in... More

Business as Usual: More Important Than Ever, Even If It Takes Extra Planning

By Jack Wyrick, Business Development, Chesapeake Systems - Coffee: check! Power cable plugged in: check! Favorite home-office chair: check! Remote access to media: check? Wh... More

M&E Journal: Applying Intelligent Analytics to Greenlighting and Marketing

By Timothy Sheehy, VP M&E, Birlasoft - Need a reason to pay attention? Let’s start by looking at the numbers: 80 percent of films lose money. 64 percent of TV shows are cancel... More

Rights and Royalty Management: Taming the Digital Supply Chain Headache for Record Labels

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex — This is the fourth in a series of exclusive industry in... More

SAP, Futurum Report Examines ‘What’s Next for Content Streaming Services’

A new white paper from SAP and analyst firm Futurum asks the all-important question “‘What’s Next For Content Streaming Services?” At a time when millions of people have ca... More

Update on Tap for Language Metadata Table

Enhancements continue to be made to the Language Metadata Table (LMT) open-source table of language metadata codes geared toward the broadcast and entertainment industries, and the... More

Whip Media: Streaming Wars a ‘Brute Force’ Game Today

LOS ANGELES — Dave Cornella, SVP of global strategic accounts for Whip Media Group, looks at the streaming landscape today, and sees a problem. “If you look at our industry ... More

Sohonet CEO Explores Challenges, Solutions for Today’s Remote Post Collaboration

It used to be that working remotely in the media and entertainment space was a luxury. However, with those working on productions spread all across the world and amid ever-increasi... More

M&E Journal: Unlocking OTT Stream Data to Improve Monetization

By Jesse Michelsen, Ad Proxy Technical Lead, Verizon Media - OTT enables broadcasters and content creators to go well beyond the traditional linear TV experience, making it poss... More

How Data Can Settle the Debate Over Music Ownership, Rights, and Royalties

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex – This is the second in a series of exclusive industry in... More

Shazam Founder: Building to Scale Takes Perseverance … and a Bit of Luck

LOS ANGELES — When Chris Barton and his friends came up with the idea of Shazam in 1999 — to allow for mobile identification of any song, anywhere — it was years before smart... More

EIDR 2.5 to Launch April 25

LOS ANGELES — The latest significant stack improvement to EIDR, EIDR 2.5, will launch on Saturday, April 25, bringing with it reliability and resilience for both registry and de-... More

Whip Media to Stress Importance of Consumer Insights at Smart Content Event

The explosion of direct-to-consumer offerings has also seen a major jump in media companies creating their own distribution platforms. And with that growth, data-driven decisions a... More

NASA JPL Discussion to Take Smart Content Summit Out of This World

It takes a lot to pull off live-streaming well for a major tech organization. Imagine how much work is involved when those live streams are coming from space. At the March 4 Sma... More

Tape Ark to Talk Cloud Migration at Smart Content Summit

For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making its content accessible while also preserving it for future generations hasn’t been the easiest thing, considering how much video content ... More

M&E Journal: What Will 2020 Bring to Media and Entertainment?

By Mary Yurkovic, Director, Smart Content Council, MESA - Now that 2020 has arrived, it’s time to reflect: Has your organization met its expectations for the last decade? Was ... More

M&E Journal: Artfully Forecasting Intelligent Ratings With Artificial Intelligence

By Shiv Sehgal, Chief Product Officer, RSG Media - As we look to the future to TV advertising, one thing is certain: Broadcast networks have had a difficult time fighting the po... More

ShowStoppers Returns to Mobile World Congress Feb. 23

ShowStoppers — a regular press event featured at CES, the NAB Show, CE Week, IFA and more — returns to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona for the 13th year on Feb. 23. ... More

MicroStrategy Expects HyperIntelligence Adoption to Keep Growing in 2020

MicroStrategy continued to see strong demand for its HyperIntelligence advanced “zero-click” analytics in the fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31) and expects adoption to continue ex... More

SAP Execs Eye AI Opportunities, Tout Cloud Strength in Q4

SAP executives Jan. 28 pointed to the growth opportunities they see in artificial intelligence, while touting the strength in the firm’s cloud business that provided it with a si... More