SoundExchange Appoints Entertainment Industry Leader Esther-Mireya Tejeda as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

SoundExchange announced the appointment of Esther-Mireya Tejeda as chief marketing and communications officer, strengthening the company's executive team as it works to reshape and modernize the music industry. Tejeda will report to SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe. Tejeda will oversee the company's brand strategy and marketing, global communications and public relations, industry relations, and public policy groups as well as a team of nearly two dozen marketing and communications professionals, multiple…

SiriusXM Appoints Entertainment Industry Executive, Jonelle Procope

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., the leading audio entertainment company in the US, announced the appointment of Jonelle Procope as a new independent member of its Board of Directors. Ms. Procope brings to the SiriusXM Board significant entertainment industry, legal and business experience. She serves as the President and CEO of the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates the Apollo Theater in New York. She is also an active member of many civic and community organizations in New York City.…

11 Revolutions in the Entertainment Industry: Ultimate TV Experience

I still remember the days when HD was the new big thing, revolutionizing our screens. But I guess sitting in 2019, we can safely say that the TV landscape has far better things to offer-like the 4K Ultra HD-four times better than HD. With so many players in the market, it is becoming increasingly affordable. Streaming platforms like Netflix, Sky, Amazon Prime Video, etc are making 4K content available at our homes. A lot of other services like IPTV lets you have access to thousands of channels. Here are 10 things that…

TATA Elxsi States Why Experience Technologies Hold Key to Media & Entertainment Industry

Visit Tata Elxsi at Video Exchange Asia 2019 - Booth # 1, AVANI Riverside Hotel, Bangkok Tata Elxsi - a leading global provider of technology and services for the media and broadcast industry is displaying digital solutions and services at Video Exchange Asia 2019 in Bangkok, highlighting solutions for Measurable Automation, OTT, Android TV, Content Management System (CMS), IoT, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Tata Elxsi has been at the forefront of integration and implementation of OTT Video solutions for…

Intellivision Entertainment Adds Renowned Game Industry Veteran J Allard As Global Managing Director

Former Microsoft® Executive and Xbox® Co-Founder Returns to the Video Game Industry to Further Bolster Leadership Team and Launch Intellivision® Amico™ Game Console Intellivision Entertainment, LLC announced that J Allard has joined Intellivision as Global Managing Director. As Microsoft's former Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Allard's mark and legacy in the games industry stem from two decades at Microsoft in which he co-founded the Xbox, Xbox Live, Live…

Consumer Demand for Personalisation and Tech Advances Drives Innovation in Entertainment and Media Industry

Now it’s getting personal. According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023, consumers are embracing the expanding opportunities to enjoy media experiences tailored to their needs, and companies are designing offerings and business models to revolve around those personal preferences. In a fundamental shift, they’re leveraging data and usage patterns to pitch their products not at audiences of billions, but at billions of individuals. The result is an emerging world of media that’s more personal than…

Synthetic Replicants Are Here to Save the Music Industry

Throughout the world, COVID-19 has decimated the music and entertainment industry, especially emerging artists and live events. However, immersive tech company BLANK XR are rising to the challenge with a new AI-driven synthetic media format called Immortal XR. Marketing Technology News: Konnecto Closes $3.5 Million Seed Round and Launches ‘Reveal & Disrupt’ "This global change is accelerating the acceptance of new realities. It's forcing us to re-think how artists will deliver entertainment now and in the future.…

AppsFlyer Launches 19th Global Office in Sydney to Tap on ANZ’s AUD7.79 Billion Mobile Marketing Potential and Thriving Local App…

AppsFlyer opens its first ANZ office to support the increasing need for intelligent measurement in the region Follows AppsFlyer's landmark milestone announcement that its annual recurring revenue (ARR) has exceeded AUD273 million on; with Salesforce Ventures joining its roster of investors AppsFlyer's "State of App Marketing in ANZ" report reveals plenty of room for domestic apps to flourish, with ANZ seeing strong growth potential in apps in the Lifestyle (20%), Travel (16%), and Health & Fitness (13%) AppsFlyer, the…

SendtoNews Adds Future plc Content to Industry-Leading Online Video Platform

SendtoNews will allow Future plc to extend their reach across over 1800 digital publishers and over 45 million unique viewers SendtoNews (STN), North America's largest independent Online Video Platform, has announced it has entered an agreement to add Future plc's digital video content from their leading brands, including TechRadar, GamesRadar, Space.com, and Tom's Guide. Future plc is a global multi-platform media company with successful brands in specialist consumer and B2B sectors, including technology, gaming &…

Vurbl Disrupts Audio Industry with Creator-First Audio Streaming Platform

Consumer audio streaming behavior has shifted this year due to the coronavirus. While we continue to navigate the waters of uncertainty, one thing remains clear: consumers are spending more time at home and on the go with their connected devices and streaming all types of audio more than ever. However, audio is scattered across the internet in hard to find places, much of it costs money, discoverability continues to be a challenge and cohesive playback across audio types is not easy. Until Vurbl, there was no one-stop-shop…

Hopin Announces $125 Million In Series B Funding To Power The Surging Virtual And Hybrid Event Industry

Amidst Hypergrowth, Hopin Secures Series B Round Led by IVP and Tiger Global, and Joined by Coatue and DFJ Growth, Along with Hopin’s Previous Investors Hopin, a leading virtual events provider, announced that it has raised $125 Million in Series B funding led by existing investor IVP and new investor Tiger Global and joined by Coatue and DFJ Growth, along with Hopin’s returning investors Accel, Northzone, Salesforce Ventures, and Seedcamp. In just eight months, Hopin has experienced impressive growth, scaling from 5,000…

eCommerce Product Photography Industry Adopts Automation

Ortery Technologies, Inc. stated that as "no contact shopping" becomes the new norm, spiking online sales are accelerating the eCommerce industry to adopt Ortery's product photography automation technologies to get products online faster. Ortery manufactures integrated photography solutions that utilize software to streamline picture taking and drastically increase online customer engagement. Their all-in-one product photography solutions can be used by anyone, regardless of photography skill, to create professional still…

Oracle Helps Communications Industry Drive Better Customer Experiences

Oracle announced a new cloud-based customer experience (CX) management solution for the communications industry. Oracle Digital Experience for Communications is a suite of industry-specific applications that capture and analyze customer-interaction data from front and back-office operations. This helps service providers better understand their customers' unique buying behaviors and preferences so the providers can quickly launch compelling new offers and products, provide better service, and increase sales. "While every…

Shut Down, Just Like That?: Quibi Shutting Down Spells “Life is Hard” in the Live Streaming VOD Industry

Quibi had a rather short stint, but it’s vanishing act will leave a stale taste in the mouth of everyone in the ad tech industry. Investors lost $1.8 billion that they invested hoping to build an adtech-centric company that would revolutionize the way viewers consume video content on their smartphones. They almost managed to sail through the months of challenge, until the ship sank in shallow waters within 7 months of their "Titanic" entry into the global VOD space.  When we are witnessing a rise (flattering if we go by…

Brightcove, the Global and Industry-Defining Leader in Video, Unveils Bold New Brand

The Trusted and Innovative Authority in Video for Leading Organizations Reinvigorates Brand Platform with Total Visual Redesign Brightcove Inc. the global leader in video for business, announced a complete reimagination of its brand, inclusive of all-new positioning and voice, as well as a bold new graphic identity. The rebrand comes at a time when video is being fully embraced by both consumers and businesses across all sectors. This solidifies the company’s mission to own the video platform conversation globally as the…

Mood Media Appoints Seasoned Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media Industry Veteran, Paul Jankauskas, to Lead Mood Content Platforms

Mood Media, the world’s largest on-premise and connected media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience, announced the hiring of Paul Jankauskas as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Mood Content Platforms. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, including within content development and out-of-home (OOH) sectors, Jankauskas is now responsible for growing Mood Media’s ad sales network, further building out Mood’s world-class sales organization and expanding our retail…

Contentstack Creates Engaging Augmented Reality Prototype for Retail Industry in Just 4 Weeks

Contentstack, the leading Content Experience Platform (CXP), announced it has partnered with Valtech, a Contentstack Catalyst, to create an augmented reality (AR) proof of concept for the retail industry. The team used readily available enterprise-grade and open source technology to build an AR app in just four weeks. The approach demonstrates how quickly any business can leverage existing technology to build a working AR experience. The retail industry is having to quickly adapt during the COVID pandemic to reduce…

NexTech Acquires Music Industry AR App ‘AirShow’

NexTech AR Solutions, an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, AR learning applications, AR-enhanced video conferencing and virtual events, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the AirShow app, valuable AI code plus a team of four AR experienced developers from TRICK 3D, the deal is closing October 1st. The AirShow application turns your favorite artist into a ‘live’ hologram that you can interact with in your living room providing an immersive and engaging experience all music fans will love and is now…

Howard University and Amazon Studios Announce Continuation of Howard Entertainment Program

Howard University and Amazon Studios announced a second year of the Howard Entertainment program, an experience designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other underrepresented populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives. Applications will open Monday, Sept. 28, with the program set to restart in January 2021, with increased slots available for current Howard students. "The continuation of Howard Entertainment is a testament to the…

[24]7.ai Unveils Engagement Cloud – Industry’s First Fully Integrated Conversational AI Platform

7.ai, Inc., a recognized global leader in Conversational AI, announced the 7.ai Engagement Cloud, the industry's first integrated suite of conversational AI services designed to power both voice and digital interactions. With the release of Engagement Cloud, IT and CX leaders and their teams can rapidly diagnose customer intents and build, automate, monitor, and optimize customer service and sales journeys through intuitive, self-serve interfaces and tools that empower both experts and non-technical users. Consumers today…