M+E Connections


How Solstice Studios Saved $1.2M By Moving VFX to the Cloud With Arch

In even the best of times, finishing visual effects (VFX) for any movie is a challenge. COVID-19 only upped the challenge for Solstice Studios when it was looking to reap the marke... More

TransPerfect: Streamline Key Workflows, Ensure Scalability

Over the last few years, one of TransPerfect’s key areas of focus has been developing tools and services for the media and entertainment industry. Specifically, these services ha... More

MESA Member Webinar Week Ahead: May 10-14

A pair of “Journey to the Cloud” sessions from EditShare, a cybersecurity session from Tata Consultancy Services, and the annual Hollywood Innovation and Transformation Summit ... More

Nielsen CEO: Company’s Making ‘Good Progress’ on Gracenote Strategy

Nielsen is “making good progress” on its Gracenote Content Services strategy as publishers and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) “around the world recognize... More

‘Continued Rapid Growth’ of Akamai’s Security Business Gave it a Lift in Q1

Akamai reported strong results for its first quarter (ended March 31) that Tom Leighton, its CEO, said was “driven by the continued rapid growth of our security business, acceler... More

Dolby CEO: Company Made Strides With Atmos, Vision, Dolby.io in Q2

Dolby continued to make strides with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Music, Dolby Vision and Dolby.io adoption in the second quarter (ended March 26), according to Kevin Yeaman, the compa... More

M&E Journal: Charting Post-Pandemic Hollywood Through Its Own Lens

In 2011, Contagion terrified us about the spread of a virus transmitted by respiratory droplets. The Day After Tomorrow depicted catastrophic climatic that ushered in global coolin... More

WiTH to Discuss Link Between Transparency, Diversity at May 12 HITS Event

At the May 12 Hollywood Innovation and Transformation Summit (HITS) Spring event, the chairs of the Women in Technology Hollywood’s (WiTH) new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Acces... More

M&E Journal: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Content Consumer

March 2020 was a month of change for the media and entertainment industry. Organizations found themselves in a position that forced them to transition their everyday operations to ... More

Sohonet Details Ways to Cut Costs Without Creative Compromise

No matter the reason why, when a production is delayed, it means over-runs: everything and everyone will be on set longer, equipment and edit suites have to be rented for longer th... More

MESA Member Webinar Week Ahead: May 3-7

Microsoft hosts its two-day Ability Summit, Box and MicroStrategy offer up inside looks at how to make the most of their products, and the Media & Entertainment Information Sha... More

Amazon: ‘Accelerating’ AWS Growth Provided a Q1 Boost

Strong AWS results again helped Amazon report stronger results for the first quarter (ended March 31). AWS revenue grew to $13.5 billion in Q1 from $10.2 billion a year ago, whi... More

AWS Makes Industry Waves with New M&E Initiative, Cloud Production Suite Launch

Amazon Web Services (AWS) made industrywide waves this week with several announcements, headlined by the launch of AWS for Media & Entertainment, an initiative geared toward ma... More

Arch: The Right Platform for Post and Virtual Production at the Right Time

When Arch Platform Technologies was founded five years ago, a growing number of film and TV production companies were starting to move to the cloud, but few would have predicted th... More

M&E Journal: Change for the Better

Like many in the M&E supply chain, Convergent witnessed an immediate drop off in business in March 2020 as businesses stopped to assess the COVID-19 situation. Fortunately, ... More

Strong Azure Performance Lifted Microsoft’s Q3 Results

Strong performance in Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business again provided a boost for the company’s results in the third quarter (ended March 31) as a 50% increase in Azure r... More

Tamr Touts the Benefits of Data Mastering at Scale

While traditional data mastering works just fine for small, simple problems, a new approach was needed for larger, more complex projects, according to software company Tamr. As ... More

EIDR Turned to Reshuffle for New Open Source API Proxy

The new EIDR API Proxy was built on the framework of Reshuffle’s integration platform for developers that provides capabilities and applications that go well beyond EIDR’s curr... More

Growing Number of Streaming Services Face Challenges

It was a fantastic Lunar New Year for the content industry. Studios and theaters kissed and made up … sorta. Tentpole films and some of the great film festival projects have b... More

MESA Member Webinar Week Ahead: April 26-30

Palo Alto talks ransomware with its new cybersecurity division, Akamai discusses the state of security at the edge of networks, and Adobe hosts its annual Summit. Those are just... More

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