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OTT Streaming Services in 2021: Top Trends to Look Out For (Synamedia Blog)

Despite (or maybe, in part, because of) all the disruption throughout last year, OTT streaming services had another landmark year—with more services and more content reaching mor... More

AWS Supports Cloud Growth in Costa Rica

With the opening of its first office in San José, AWS strengthens customer relationships and supports the expansion of cloud computing in Costa Rica. AWS will invest in the local ... More

Dolby Appoints Emily Rollins to Board of Directors

Dolby announced the appointment of Emily Rollins to its Board of Directors and to the Audit Committee of the Board, effective February 24, 2021. (more…)... More

Veritone’s Innovation, Leadership Spotlighted With Media Excellence Award

Veritone was recognized as the winner of the Industry Star Award in the 13th Annual Media Excellence Awards for its leadership in technology, entertainment & media. (more…)... More

Why Star is Disney’s Next Big Salvo in Its Streaming War With Netflix (THR)

The family-friendly Hollywood giant bets that more adult programming will help boost subscribers — at the risk of brand confusion. ... More

Have We Hit Peak Streaming? (The Verge)

Paramount Plus is just the latest, and arguably the last, big entry in the space. Has it finally hit the point where there’s too much choice?... More

Lionsgate Teams With Sony in New Home Entertainment Pact (Deadline)

Lionsgate will continue to maintain its own independent sales and marketing teams while leveraging Sony’s supply chain and distribution services.... More

AT&T to Spin Off DirecTV, Pay-TV Units With TPG (B&C)

DirecTV, AT&T TV and Uverse will be part of new company.... More

Florentine Films Finishes ‘Hemingway’ Remotely With ClearView Flex (Sohonet Blog)

Even as the pandemic eases the most immediate concerns of working in a facility, remote solutions have opened up a flexible work environment that won’t be reversed.... More

Palo Alto Networks Launches NextWave 3.0

Designed to help partners leverage all of Palo Alto Networks technologies, NextWave 3.0 will help partners differentiate their services, build new security expertise and grow profi... More

Edgescan, BSI Partner to Deliver Safe, Secure Client Solutions

The partnership will enable BSI clients to access Edgescan’s Continuous Vulnerability Management, API Security Assessments, Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) and Applicati... More

Technicolor Helps ‘Pretty Hard Cases’ Bring a New Look to the Buddy-Cop Genre

Technicolor Toronto provided picture finishing via TechStream as well as Foley and ADR for the comedic action-packed series.... More

Paramount Plus to Get Theatrical Films Earlier (B&C)

Some movies will stream 30 to 45 days after release.... More

Gaming is Emerging as Next Dominant Tech Platform (Media Post)

Bringing ads to premium video games will absolutely require amazing ads, with really great, relevant creative. Sticking in ads from programmatic feeds or taking any old ad off TV o... More

Original Shows Give Netflix Big Edge in Streaming Wars (Next TV)

Original content is a big driver of viewing and new subscriber sign ups for streaming services. New research backs up the industry's notion that spending on original productions at... More

ViacomCBS Unveils Streaming Strategy (BTN)

Due to launch in the US, Canada and 18 Latin American countries on March 4, Paramount+ will have two pricing tiers available to U.S. subscribers that marry the best of live and on-... More

What Does Global Gaming Industry Growth Look Like in 2021? (A TransPerfect World)

Due to their increased time at home, gamers have had the opportunity to download and purchase new games and consoles, and so much more. The gaming industry outperformed both movies... More

SAP, Oxford Economics Research Finds Managing Spending an Issue

A mere 23 percent of procurement and supply chain executives have the ability to see a complete, real-time view of their overall spend, and nearly 50 percent are still manually ana... More

Equinix, Vodafone to Build Digital Hub in Genoa, Connecting Africa, Europe, Middle East

The new site will land the 2Africa cable system in Italy, positioning the country as a strategic interconnection point for subsea cable networks. (more…)... More

Sony Announces Next-Gen VR Headset for the PS5 (The Verge)

It will include a better field of view, higher resolution, and a single cord.... More

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