Cloud takes Media and Entertainment Industry to the Next Level!

January 19, 2017

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Lights, Camera, Action! With Information Technology playing a major role in easing our lives, Action will be replaced by Cloud. Yes, Cloud computing is helping media and entertainment industry to transform delivering efficiency on digital mediums (not forgetting traditional mediums).

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Janson Media, Inc.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent media company based in New York, specializing in Worldwide Digital, VOD, Television, and Non-Theatrical distribution. The company has licensed content to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include major digital video platforms, broadcasters, and home-entertainment companies. Janson Media’s digital distribution reaches tens of millions of consumers around the world via its direct relationships with such major digital video platforms as Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes, Twitch, Hulu, Facebook, and others.Janson Media’s Rights Portfolio features over 14,000 hours of exclusive content available for worldwide distribution or licensing to specific markets or platforms. Content includes standalone films and documentaries, and episodic television content in most genres. In addition to partnerships with traditional producers of film and TV IPs, the portfolio includes a growing library of content designed for digital platfor

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The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

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4 Stocks To Buy To Invest in Virtual Reality

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The crowd still matters for live sports broadcasting

Article | June 17, 2021

At opposite sides of the globe, two top-flight international football events have kicked off over the last week. In semi-vaccinated Europe the month-long Euro 2020 tournament began on Friday June 11th, with 11 countries hosting the competition across Europe. On Sunday June 13th in Brazil (a country which had now lost nearly half a million lives to COVID-19) the 2021 Copa America kicked off, with the final taking place on July 10th2021. While Euro 2020 is taking place in front of reduced capacity crowds of fans in stadiums, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors with entire participating national delegations required to be vaccinated, and delegations limited to 65 members. Euro 2020’s official motto ‘Live it. For Real’ can be taken as a declaration of intent to host a top-flight mass sporting event as close to pre-pandemic conditions as feasibly possible. The criteria for live spectator participation for UEFA (the event organisers) was key to this. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin confirmed the importance of live spectators at matches in an interview back in March where he stated "We have several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can make is that the option of playing any Euro 2020 match in an empty stadium is off the table. Every host must guarantee there will be fans at their games."

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Music and podcasts are competing for the same time

Article | May 28, 2021

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Janson Media, Inc.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent media company based in New York, specializing in Worldwide Digital, VOD, Television, and Non-Theatrical distribution. The company has licensed content to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include major digital video platforms, broadcasters, and home-entertainment companies. Janson Media’s digital distribution reaches tens of millions of consumers around the world via its direct relationships with such major digital video platforms as Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes, Twitch, Hulu, Facebook, and others.Janson Media’s Rights Portfolio features over 14,000 hours of exclusive content available for worldwide distribution or licensing to specific markets or platforms. Content includes standalone films and documentaries, and episodic television content in most genres. In addition to partnerships with traditional producers of film and TV IPs, the portfolio includes a growing library of content designed for digital platfor

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