M&E Connections

Paramount Jumps on Augmented Reality Bandwagon

After multiple virtual reality (VR) initiatives, Paramount is now giving augmented reality (AR) a try, with a free AR app for iOS users to coincide with the release of the Paramoun... More

Adobe Touts New Lightroom, Spark Features at Pepcom New Technology Showcase

NEW YORK – Adobe used Pepcom’s new technology showcase for media Nov. 16 to spotlight new Lightroom and Adobe Spark features. With Adobe Spark, the company highlighted the n... More

Cisco CEO: Company Saw ‘Great Traction’ with Intent-Based Networking Solutions in Q1

Cisco’s intent-based networking solutions that use machine learning and automation provided the company with a boost in its fiscal first quarter (ended Oct. 28), according to CEO... More

Viacom CEO: Philo ‘Skinny’ Bundle Helps Fill ‘Gap in the Market’

The Philo entertainment streaming service that was recently announced at $16 a month stands to satisfy at least some of the pent-up U.S. consumer demand for a non-sports, over-the-... More

Oracle’s Ellison: Company’s Autonomous Database Stands to Significantly Lift its Cloud Business

The machine learning-based Autonomous Database that Oracle introduced at its OpenWorld conference in October in San Francisco stands to significantly lift the company’s cloud tec... More

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

EA CFO: eSports Help Drive Company’s Live Gaming Services Growth

Video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) continues to see live gaming services as a major opportunity for revenue growth, and eSports is playing a key role, according to CFO Blake Jor... More

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

Disney-Branded Streaming Service to be ‘Substantially’ Cheaper than Netflix, Iger Says

The Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service planned for 2019 will be priced “substantially below” what Netflix charges for its current streaming service, according ... More

Fox Execs: Company Made Strides on OTT, On-Demand Initiatives in First Quarter

21st Century Fox continued to make strides on its various over-the-top (OTT) and on-demand initiatives during the first quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to company executives. ... More

DXC CEO: Cloud Services Provided Company a Lift in Q2

Continued strength in DXC Technology’s cloud services provided the company with another revenue boost in its second quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to CEO and president Mike ... 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

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Tout Technicolor Services

Leading up to the second season release of Netflix’s "Stranger Things," Technicolor conducted a video interview for journalists featuring the creators of the hit series, Matt and... More

Discovery CEO: Company Continued to Make Strides on Digital Strategy in Q3

Discovery Communications continued to make strides on its various digital initiatives in the third quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to David Zaslav, Discovery Communications CEO... More

SDI Media Acquires Film Marketing Firm PPC Creative

Dubbing, subtitling, and media services provider SDI Media announced Nov. 1 that it’s acquired international film marketing agency Picture Production Company (PPC) Creative, pick... More

Technicolor’s Woods Describes How Streaming is Driving Surging Volume of Content Production

Today’s television landscape has never been richer, as the sheer volume of shows – many created exclusively for streaming media providers – creates a conundrum of choice for ... More

Envivo Looks to Cisco Infinite Video for New OTT Streaming Service in Africa

Envivo Communications will launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, in Africa using Cisco’s Infinite Video Platform, giving its subscribers to international video cont... More

Amazon CFO: Strong AWS Performance, Subscription Demand Gave Company Q3 Lift

Continued growth in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and strong demand for subscription services helped Amazon report stronger results for its third quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to... More

Dolby Marks Dolby Vision, Atmos Gains to Close Fiscal Year

Increased adoption of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in consumer electronics devices helped the company’s fiscal fourth quarter results Oct. 25, with Dolby reporting revenue of $24... More

HITS Fall: Hollywood Must Digitize to Survive, Cast & Crew’s Aubuchon Says

Every business, regardless of industry, is becoming a digital business, so each company must digitize to survive … and Hollywood is no different, according to Guillaume Aubuchon,... More