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Smart Hollywood Summit Returns to L.A. March 4

What started years ago as Metadata Madness — a gathering of metadata specialists in the industry — and evolved into the Smart Content Summit — looking at industry application... More

CES 2020: Warner Bros. Looks to Cinelytic’s AI Platform; Dolby Vision Gets Smarter

LAS VEGAS — AI and cloud-based technology firm Cinelytic and its AI-driven content and talent valuation system has been chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBPI) to be... More

Luxoft Partners with Microsoft on Connected Vehicle Solutions

DXC Technology’s Luxoft division announced Jan. 2 that it’s expanding its partnership with Microsoft, working with Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform to more quickly deli... More

CPS 2019: Hollywood Better Prepare Now for Deepfakes, Keynoter Says

UNIEVRSAL CITY, Calif. — You can go all the way back to Joseph Stalin for some of the earliest examples of image manipulation, where you’ll find the Soviet leader air-brushing ... More

Salesforce Execs: Company’s Growth Continued in Q3 and There’s More to Come

Salesforce’s growth initiatives, including its international expansion and acquisitions that are helping to boost its revenue, continued in the third quarter (ended Oct. 31) and ... More

MarkLogic: Employ Flexible Technology Now, or Feel the Data Pain Later

All companies today — not just in media and entertainment — are looking to have a better understanding of their customers. And to facilitate that means getting the most value o... More

MarkLogic Webinar to Offer Ideas on Data Governance

It’s no secret that mining value from data is an entertainment industry priority, and knowing where your data comes from — and how to monetize it for every screen — requires ... More

Verizon, SAP Developing Next-Gen IoT Analytics Solutions

Verizon and SAP have announced they will jointly develop new, next-gen Internet of Things (IoT) analytics solutions, ones that will enable applications to process data at every gen... More

Testronic Integrates GrayMeta Iris Media Platform as QC Playback Tool

Quality assurance (QA), compliance and localization services provider Testronic has integrated the  Iris Media Platform from GrayMeta as a QC playback tool in their testing facili... More

HITS Fall: Anticipate Industry Data Needs, Says Variety Business Intelligence Research Chief

For 20 years now, Variety Business Intelligence (VBI) — the data licensing and business solutions arm of Variety Media — has been providing data and desktop solutions in the me... More

Cole Media: Helping M&E Companies Launch, Invest, and Improve New Businesses

After many years working with Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and mobile video start-up PacketVideo, Lauren Cole began getting calls from groups looking to launch new international an... More

EIDR’s Kroon Praises LMT as ‘The Standard of Standards’

Richard Kroon, technical lead of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR), makes no bones about it: he’s a big fan of the Language Metadata Table (LMT), an open-source table ... More

IBC 2019: Russia Sees Its First Dolby Cinema; Microsoft Azure Gets Disney Workflow Deal

As the annual IBC event winds down in Amsterdam, several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) attending the show had news to share. Here’s what Dolby, Mi... More

IBC 2019: GrayMeta Adds More Adobe Creative Cloud Functionality; Gracenote Launches ID Distribution System

Several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) opened IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam with new feature announcements, new services, and even new hires. Here’s w... More

IBC 2019: MESA Members Bring Smart Content Solutions

Content orchestration technology, top-of-the-line metadata solutions and the latest analytics products will all be showcased at IBC 2019 from members of the Media and Entertainment... More

A Brave (and Very Fragmented New World): Ready for Hundreds of Distribution Decisions?

By Stewart Till, Producer, Mediamorph Board Member - Not so long ago content distribution used to be very orderly; a little like one of those rare, unusually calm “Game of Thr... More

Eurofins Digital Testing Adds IMF Analysis Solutions

Quality assurance (QA) and testing services firm Eurofins Digital Testing has inked an exclusive, global licensing agreement with the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) — a join... More

LMT Release 2.0: Language Code Solution for Broadcast, Media Industries

Global distribution requirements have exposed the need to consistently present languages for audio, text on the screen (closed captioning, subtitles, simplified descriptions for ac... More

M&E Journal: A Grand New Experience for the Grand Slam

By Navin Rammohan, VP, Segment Head Marketing - Business Verticals, Sponsorships, Flagship Events, Infosys - Artificial intelligence that produces match highlights in realtime. ... More

FilmTrack CEO: Synergies Abound with City National Acquisition

Jason Kassin, co-founder and CEO of IP rights management firm FilmTrack, spoke at length with the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) about his company being acquired by... More