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Remote normal is transforming media and entertainment 

How things were The roar of the crowd in the stadium celebrating a goal; Fans screaming ecstatically at a virtuoso performer’s amazing concert; The audience’s smiles of delight as the characters come to life at a Broadway show. We all know the power of experiences like these that are built on the energy of groups...Read more

Content management innovation shines at the AI in Media Challenge 

On July 29, 2020, the DPP, in collaboration with Digital Catapult and enabled by DPP members, Microsoft, and Cognizant, hosted a new initiative to surface and showcase the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions to improve media content management. Called the AI in Media Challenge, this online event addressed real-life business...Read more

Join Microsoft for innovation and inspiration at the IBC Showcase 

As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it feels strange to not be making my plans to be in Amsterdam this month for IBC. I’m always energized by the opportunity the show provides to connect with so many customers, partners, and colleagues over an action-packed week, and I always leave Amsterdam inspired...Read more

How creativity drives innovation in the digital age 

Sustained creativity has always been a true differentiator. The individuals and teams who regularly break through the status quo become our models of true ingenuity and innovation. The influence and impact of their work transform not only the arts and industry but also our society at large. And their legacy of mentorship, collaboration, determination, and...Read more

Four TM Forum Catalysts that are accelerating innovation 

TM Forum’s Catalyst program is always fertile ground for innovation and collaboration across the telecommunications solution and service provider ecosystem. The telco team at Microsoft is participating in four of the latest Catalyst projects that address a diverse set of compelling topics: an enhanced developer experience, gamified customer journeys through a dynamic partner ecosystem and...Read more

How Cloudonomics can streamline your business support systems 

Cloudonomics? What’s that? Good question—In the telecommunications world, the most obvious definition comes from the savings obtained by moving network and IT stacks to the cloud. As for the numbers involved, it really depends on who you talk to. But one thing they have in common is scale. A figure of 80 percent CapEx saving...Read more

5G brings a new vision of the future for Media & Entertainment 

  1894 was an auspicious year in humankind’s quest to develop useful technologies. It was the year that a 20-year-old Italian, Guglielmo Marconi, demonstrated to his mom in their home in Bologna, Italy, how he could make a bell system ring across the room with the first working radio transmitter and receiver. In 1909, Marconi...Read more

Create fan connections and win with the Media and Communications Accelerator 

Media and entertainment organizations worldwide are planning for new digital offerings and the reopening of traditional channels and venues significantly impacted by social distancing and other restrictions.  With their characteristic sense of purpose, media and entertainment organizations are expanding and deepening consumer engagement to unlock value through personalized content and innovative digital experiences based on comprehensive data-driven insights on media interactions, consumption patterns, social sentiment, purchase history, and known interests.  The new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Media and Communications Accelerator...Read more

Microsoft, MediaKind, and others help film festival play on 

Over the last few months, perhaps no sector of the media and entertainment industry has been more impacted than traditional events and festivals held at theaters and other venues closed by social distancing requirements and other restrictions. One festival expected to be hit hard by this disruption was the annual Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF), held...Read more

Announcing the Microsoft Media and Entertainment Summit 

Today marks the launch of the Microsoft Media and Entertainment Summit, a virtual event with over 30 on-demand sessions hosted by industry experts in content creation and production, content delivery, collaboration and productivity, and audience insights. The Summit is free and available to everyone. All that’s required is a quick registration, and you’re in. The...Read more

Accelerating the digitization of telecommunications 

Despite lingering CSP hesitancy over cloud migration of corporate IT, OSS/BSS, and network applications, the telecommunications industry decision-makers surveyed and interviewed for a recent TM Forum report were able to provide more reasons for deploying workloads in public clouds than against. What’s more, those surveyed cited a number of specific benefits for deploying these workloads...Read more

Addressing the immediate priorities of telecommunications organizations 

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts are with the people affected and the medical professionals working around the clock to help those most in need.  At Microsoft, we’re working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees, striving to protect the health and well-being of the...Read more