Shaping the Future of Entertainment

Political parties have long published manifestos. Pressure groups and charities too. Until now, the UK’s entertainment retailers and digital entertainment services have done without. So why now? Does entertainment retailing really need a manifesto, a statement of principles, a vision for the future? We believe so. Music, video and games is a significant business, not just economically where sales are currently in excess of £5.6bn a year, but also culturally.

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STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with a unique ability to maximize the impact of content across worldwide, multiplatform distribution channels, including unparalleled global capabilities and direct passage into the China market.

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Struggling to keep up with the demands of content distribution?

whitePaper | October 4, 2018

In the first part of our three-part series on metadata and the content supply chain, we took a look at how companies are using metadata to improve key content production processes like asset logging and management.The Ooyala Flex Media Platform uses deep metadata to streamline, connect and power the entire content supply chain. Our Content Production, Content Distribution, Digital Video Playout and Live solutions combine Ooyala and integrated partner applications designed specifically for each of these workflow stages. The platform helps content companies become more productive, make the most of existing and future system investments, and open up new revenue opportunities.

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Huawei New-Generation 4K/8K-Oriented Media Fabric Solution White Paper

whitePaper | October 11, 2018

The content production process in a TV station consists of three parts. The front end receives camera input signals, external signals, and local ingesting programs. The video is transmitted through the SDI switching matrix of the studio, OB van, master control, and recording domain. The back end implements 4K signal processing and provides continuous presence displayAs a key part of UHD content production, the SDI switching matrix has multiple disadvantages, such as difficult maintenance & capacity expansion and technical closure, which severely restrict the industry development.

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Media & Entertainment Spotlight

whitePaper | May 27, 2019

This Media & Entertainment Spotlight discusses the implications of the amendments in ASU 2019-02 for film and television production cost accounting and highlights key accounting issues and potential challenges for media and entertainment (M&E) entities that account for film and television production costs under U.S. GAAP. There have been significant changes within the M&E production and distribution models regarding how media content is produced.

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Usability evaluation of an immersive virtual reality platform for self-attachment psychotherapy

whitePaper | April 1, 2019

Virtual Reality (VR) is the state-of-the-art human-computer interface; it uses computer graphics to create a realistic-looking virtual world that the user can interact with in real-time. Recent advances in VR have shown promise in the pursuit of devising new techniques to combat mental disorder(s). Harnessing the power of VR, we have developed a customised immersive virtual reality platform to practise protocols of self-attachment psychotherapy.

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The New Security Challenge Are Media & Entertainment Companies Ready?

whitePaper | November 30, 2016

In the past decade, media and entertainment companies have embraced digital technologies that help them not only create and deliver their products in new and compelling ways, but also collect, store and use a massive amount of data to gain deeper insights into their customers. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that the digital revolution has fundamentally changed virtually every aspect of media and entertainment companies’ business and technology. Closed, end-to-end controlled and proprietary networks are giving way to multi-service and multi-protocol delivery over IP to consumer-owned devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and PCs. Broadcast is increasingly superseded by direct delivery of personalized content based on extensive analytics of rich viewer data. Business success overall is more dependent than ever on forging personal, one-to-one relationships with customers.

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Major U.S. Broadcaster Streamlines Distribution of Affiliate Feeds for OTT MVPDs Via the Cloud

whitePaper | January 16, 2018

According to Digital TV Research, global OTT TV and video revenues will reach $64.78 billion in 2021, up from $4.47 billion in 2010 and $29.41 billion in 2015. As broadcasters look to take advantage of these revenue opportunities, a key challenge they face is how to prepare and distribute OTT-ready local broadcast channels to MVPDs. For skinny bundles to be relevant and compete with traditional pay-TV offerings, local channels need to be a part of the equation.Recently, a major U.S. broadcaster was in search of a solution that would allow all 190 of its affiliates to deliver local programming to MVPDs for streaming.

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Spotlight

STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with a unique ability to maximize the impact of content across worldwide, multiplatform distribution channels, including unparalleled global capabilities and direct passage into the China market.

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