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Nagra Study: Different TV Viewers Have Different Needs

A new study from content protection and multiscreen TV solutions company Nagra and U.K.-based TV industry research firm Ampere Analysis offers up both good and bad news for operato... More

PwC: The Content Discovery Challenge is Real

More than half of consumers (55%) are looking for a new TV show or movie to watch at least once per week, 83% are looking a few times each month, and nearly two thirds are struggli... More

M&E Journal: Clear the Hurdles to Descriptive Metadata

By Corinne Whitney, Director of Content Services, Crawford Media Services Most content owners have recognized the need for descriptive metadata. Taking the first steps toward wr... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: Hulu Halloween VR, ‘Stranger Things’ Promotions

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • For Halloween, Hulu debuted the new pro... More

TiVo CEO: Company’s Made ‘Significant’ Progress on Product Growth Initiatives

It’s still early days for new TiVo opportunities including Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) solutions, but the company is making major strides on them, according to CEO and president ... More

Digimarc CEO: Interest in Digimarc Barcode Growing Among Retailers

A growing number of retailers are expressing interest in Digimarc Barcode as the technology company continues to roll out Barcode to existing retail customers including Walmart, ac... More

HITS Fall: Blockchain Presents Opportunity for M&E Industry, DXC Exec Says

Blockchain technology provides a good opportunity for the media and entertainment industry to overcome security and other challenges facing the Hollywood supply chain, according to... More

HITS Fall: VDMS President Stresses OTT Data Opportunities

LOS ANGELES — Among all the mainstage presentations during the Oct. 18 HITS Fall: Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit event, perhaps the most telling moment concerning t... More

HBO, DPL Execs: Preserving Metadata Still Challenging, But Hollywood’s on the Right Track

There continue to be challenges that content companies face when cataloguing unstructured metadata for preservation in distributed databases, but Hollywood is on the right track, a... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: ‘Stranger Things’ and Interactive Karaoke

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • In anticipation of the second season of... More

M&E Journal: The Power of Engines to Drive Entertainment App Development

By Jason Flick, CEO, You.i TV - “I never wanted to spend all of my time managing app development, but that’s the bulk of my day right now.” That’s a direct quote from... More

IBC 2017: SDI Media, GrayMeta Partner Up; A Milestone for Sony DADC NMS

There’s nothing like a major conference to announce a major milestone. Sony DADC NMS used IBC 2017 to announce that its cloud-based Media-as-a-Service platform Ven.ue in Septe... More

Analyst: Disney’s Plans for Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ a ‘Big Deal’ But ‘Not a Big Shock’

The disclosure by Disney CEO Robert Iger that his company will be including its Marvel and “Star Wars” movies on its coming direct-to-consumer streaming service was significant... More

M&E Journal: Riding The Content Management Tidal Wave

By Rob Gardos, CEO, Mediamorph - Like any sophisticated problem, the content-explosion challenge is best understood by breaking down the component parts, from creation to consu... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: VMAs, ‘The Defenders’ and an Eclipse

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • Ahead of the Aug. 27 “Video Music Awa... More

M&E Journal: Blockchain and the Hollywood Supply Chain

By Steve Wong and Björn Obermeier, DXC Technology - Hollywood movie studios, record labels, publishers and broadcast networks have traditionally served as the guardians of inte... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: BBC, Fox Offer Up VR

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • On Aug. 13, Fox worked with YouTube and... More

Azure Media Exec: AI is Making Content Better

Martin Wahl, ‎principal program manager for Azure Media Services, was a big fan of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books growing up. And today, he’s seeing something sim... More

Content Company Keynotes to Cover Security, Metadata at July 25 M&E Day in NYC

Several studio and broadcast execs will be on hand July 25 at the Microsoft Media & Entertainment Day, at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) on Eighth Avenue in New York Cit... More

All Things Metadata Discussed July 25 at Metadata Madness East

The benefits of asset management for content, automation of workflows, data integration across business units, and the latest in consumer analytics will all be discussed July 25 at... More