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BeBanjo to Examine Streaming Metadata, Rights Conundrum at Smart Content Summit

The growth of direct-to-consumer and other OTT services has led to some interesting challenges for content owners: how do you manage the sheer volume of content that’s being deli... More

EIDR Participant March 3 Event to Celebrate Major Milestones

Celebration of EIDR’S first decade of existence, the introduction of the 2020 EIDR board of directors, the upcoming launch a significant stack improvement (EIDR 2.5), and EIDR’... More

Shazam Founder to Keynote Smart Content Summit

Bringing a concept from idea to reality is difficult. Getting that reality up to proper scale in today’s consumer environment can prove downright daunting. To share his experi... More

Mobile World Congress Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Due to global concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, this month’s scheduled Mobile World Congress (MWC) and International Content Protection Summit (CPS) in Barcelona have been ... More

Smart Hollywood Keynoter to Talk Changing Viewing Habits

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Carter Pilcher, founder and CEO of 24-7 short-form entertainment channel provider ShortsTV, has witnessed first-hand the evol... More

Big Data, AI Use Cases Tackled in Winter ‘M&E Journal’

The winter edition of the “M&E Journal,” published by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and geared toward senior media and entertainment executives who oversee... More

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