M&E Connections


M&E Journal: Essential Ingredients for Finding ‘Something Good to Watch’

By Richard Hayami Z’Graggen, VP-Head of Experience Design, LVL Studio - In our world of 500-plus channels and millions more video web sites, it’s hard to get noticed. And f... More

Technicolor Nabs IBC Honor

Technicolor’s long touted the uniqueness of its high dynamic range (HDR) solutions. At IBC the company got confirmation. Technicolor’s Advanced HDR delivery system — which... More

YuMe Study: Digital Ads Actually Work

A new study from audience tech company YuMe shows that digital video ad campaigns help trigger sharing among viewers, elicit strong emotional responses from viewers, and even trigg... More

Box Platform Enhancements Include Support for VR, HD Video Files

Box introduced several enhancements to its Box Platform, including support for virtual reality (VR) files, high-def video and 360-degree images and video, at its BoxWorks conferenc... More

Sony’s PS4 Pro Supports 4K and HDR … But Not Ultra HD Blu-ray

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) unveiled a PlayStation 4 Pro version of its video game console that supports high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K video playback via streaming — b... More

M&E Journal: Television’s Third Act — Technology Reshapes Content

By Steven Herrera, Consultant, Zaszou - Since it was first introduced, no other entertainment technology has been so reviled, yet so revered, as television. Though sometimes de... More

Director Feig Talks Bonus Features, 4K, Dolby Vision

In just the last year, director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “Spy”) has been charged with overseeing the theatrical remake releases for two beloved franchises: “Peanuts” a... More

LVL: Reinventing Digital Media Consumption, One Platform at a Time

Montreal-based LVL has been applying its creative and technological expertise to the enhancement of content experiences in the media and entertainment industry for 14 years. The... More

Strong VR Presence Expected at IBC, GameStop Expo

Virtual reality already had a large presence this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, E3 and Gamescom and now it’s being heavily touted at IFA in Berlin through Sept. 7, and i... More

Prime Focus Technologies to Debut Upgrades to CLEAR Media ERP at IBC 2016

Prime Focus Technologies is showcasing industry-first upgrades to every power-packed module of their flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP Suite, at IBC 2016. "Empowering our custo... More

M&E Journal: Smart Content Makes an Impact on the Entire Supply Chain

By Matt Turner, CTO Media & Entertainment, MarkLogic - The data that is generated as M&E organizations initiate, produce, manage and distribute content has never been m... More

Sky’s Luke Bradley-Jones Announced as a Leading Speaker at BASE MESA Entertainment Summit

BASE and MESA have announced that Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV and Content Products, Sky, will join the line-up of high profile speakers at the forthcoming BASE MESA Entertai... More

Mediamorph Lands $21.2 Million in Funding

Media and entertainment data management services company Mediamorph Aug. 29 announced it had closed more than $21 million in series C funding, with the company adding that it would... More

AI Expert: Growing Number of Enterprise Sectors Targeted

Recent advancements in machine learning, thanks in part to growth in computing power, have significantly increased what is possible to achieve using artificial intelligence (AI) ac... More

Best Buy CEO: VR Won’t Be Huge Factor For It This Year

Virtual reality (VR) may contribute to Best Buy’s growth in the future, but the retailer doesn’t expect the nascent technology to play major role in its performance this year, ... More

Microsoft Buys Genee in Latest Move to Expand AI Initiatives

In the latest move by Microsoft to expand its artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives, the company announced Aug. 22 that it signed a deal to buy Genee, a Mountain View, Calif.-st... More

MESA Europe/BASE Entertainment Summit set for London on September 7

MESA Europe, in partnership with BASE (British Association of Screen Entertainment), is hosting the Entertainment Summit in Central London on September 7, combining MESA Europe’s... More

CBS COO: Company’s Open To New ‘Skinny’ Bundles, M&As… If They Make Sense

CBS remains open to making its networks part of new “skinny,” over-the-top (OTT) bundles, as long as the “terms and conditions” make sense for the company, according to CBS... More

Pandora’s Paschel: Company Working on Deals for New On-Demand Service

Pandora is still working as fast as it can to complete deals with music labels — especially the major three labels — before it can launch its planned on-demand subscription mus... More

HPE Looks to Lower Cost of High-End Storage Capabilities

Enterprise storage capabilities including hybrid flash are becoming increasingly popular, but their relatively high pricing can put them out of reach for many small and midsized bu... More