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NAMIC Pres/CEO Eglon Simons Retires

NAMIC pres/CEO Eglon Simons is retiring from the organization after more than three years in its highest position.

Posted in: Distribution, Programming, Regulation

Hulu Applying Lessons Learned in Upgrades to UI

A year ago at CES 2017, Hulu svp, customer experience Ben Smith told visitors to the company’s lavish, branded hospitality suite overlooking the Las Vegas Strip that the next 12 months would be a year for learning. Traditionally an SVOD player, Hulu was on the verge of taking the next step into live TV.

Posted in: Programming, Screenster, Technology

Turner CEO Eagerly Awaits AT&T-Time Warner Resolution

Almost 16 months since AT&T and Time Warner first agreed to their megamerger, Turner CEO John Martin’s patience with the regulatory process is waning.

Posted in: Distribution, Programming, Regulation

CES: Turner in OTT Distribution Talks with MVPDs

Turner is talking to MVPDs about potential distribution relationships for Filmstruck and Boomerang, the programmer’s two direct-to-consumer services.

Posted in: Distribution, Programming, Screenster

Deep Integration: Comcast Bolsters, Scales Smart Home Technology

Comcast is taking its quest for home automation domination to the next level, enabling a slew of new smart home functionality that it introduced to the media Wednesday morning at CES.

Posted in: Technology

Future Gazing: AI-Based Discovery Could Determine Winners in OTT Space

Artificial intelligence is expected to be one of the hottest topics at CES 2018 given its ability to influence a wide range of industries.

Posted in: Technology

OTT Execs Forecast a Great Aggregation in Coming Years

Execs from Verizon Digital Media and Gracenote prophesized at CES the emergence of a new sheriff to restore order to the OTT landscape.

Posted in: Screenster

CES: Can Media Companies Capitalize on Influencers?

When it comes to reaching younger audiences, celebrity pitchpersons are being usurped by what marketers call “influencers”—internet celebrities with hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of followers. Brands have sought to leverage this via sponsored content and integrated marketing campaigns. Seeing the shift, large media companies have also sought to incorporate influencers into their strategies…

Posted in: Programming, Screenster

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