HITS Connections

HPA Inducts New Class of Young Entertainment Professionals

When the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) launched the inaugural Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP) in 2016, the goal was simple: attract and mentor young peop... More

OpenText CEO: Company’s ‘On Track’ with Recent Acquisitions, Making AI Strides

OpenText is “on track” with its plans for the three key acquisitions that it made over the past eight months and is also making strides with its Magellan artificial intelligenc... More

HITS Fall: Azure, Sohonet Tout Benefits of Cloud Bursting, Remote, Real-Time Collaboration

As media and entertainment (M&E) companies increasingly turn to the cloud for their content distribution and storage needs, remote, real-time collaboration and cloud bursting are a... More

HITS Fall: LiveTiles Futurist Examines the Workplace of Tomorrow

LOS ANGELES — George Muir, futurist for digital workplace software firm LiveTiles, looks ahead to the not-so-distant future, and sees more than one dramatic change on the horizon... More

HITS Fall: Keynote Speaker Stresses Innovation That Disrupts

LOS ANGELES — Annie Jacobsen, a journalist, bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, once had the opportunity to interview American physicist Charles Townes, the inventor... More

HITS Fall: AI, Machine Learning, and Learning How to Say ‘No’

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence and their impact on the future of jobs humans currently handle, Robert Brown, associate VP of the Cogn... More

So You’re Building Out Your Mobile Footprint …

By John Chapman, Cisco Fellow and CTO, Cisco's Cable Access Business As more and more cable service providers forge MVNO partnerships with mobile carriers, or build their own MN... More

Vistex Manager: Ineffective Content Restriction Management Could Prove Costly

As alternative TV content distribution platforms and services keep increasing, it’s become more complex than ever to manage content restrictions and doing it ineffectively can pr... More

Caringo Product Manager: Not All Storage Solutions Created Equal

There are many vendors selling on-premises, hybrid and cloud-only storage solutions, of course. But not all of them are created equal and different organizations have different sto... More

IBM Exec: Company Helped Mediacorp Overcome Challenging Digital Transformation

IBM helped Singapore media company Mediacorp overcome a challenging digital transformation and set up a new production system using Aspera Orchestrator software, according to Steve... More

Oracle Introduces First Autonomous Database Cloud, AI and Blockchain Cloud Services

Oracle used its OpenWorld conference that kicked off in San Francisco Oct. 1 to introduce the industry’s first autonomous database cloud, as well as expanded artificial intellige... More

M&E Journal: Digital Workflows: Transforming Multimedia Production

By Anil Ganjoo, EVP, HCL America, Inc. - The heightened demand for enhanced digital experiences is pushing M&E enterprises to adopt intelligent operational models—that can en... 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

IBC 2017: Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology, Irdeto Introduce New Solutions

IBM’s Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology and Irdeto were among members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) to introduce new products, services and technologies on the ... More

M&E Journal: EIDR ID Round Trip Validates Vision of Unique Identifiers

By Jason Peña and Don Dulchinos, Entertainment Identifier Registry - EIDR first emerged as an organizing factor within the title management systems of the major Hollywood stud... More

Caringo Exec: Object Storage Helps Keep Costs Down, Keeps Data Accessible

Challenges that media and entertainment (M&E) companies are increasingly facing today include storing all those constantly growing loads of data that they have on hand and keeping ... More

Cognizant Exec: Company Continues to Benefit from Digital Transformation

Cognizant continues to benefit from the ongoing digital transformation that includes cloud computing and artificial intelligence, according to Prasad Chintamaneni, president of Glo... More

Cast & Crew Taps Berkley as President

Tech-enabled payroll, accounting and production management solutions provider Cast & Crew has named John Berkley as its president, a newly formed role that sees the veteran tec... More

Box CEO: Company to Continue Adding AI, Machine Learning Capabilities to Platform

Box will continue to add artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to its cloud content management platform in the months to come after recently introducing im... More

Returning to ‘Business-as-Usual’ After a Digital Leak

By Peter Worrall, marketing and research director, Fortium Technologies - A recent spate of high profile hacks of digital film and television content has focused attention on th... More