Media-Telecom Convergence Projects Demo by IBC and TM Forum at Digital Transformation World

  • Projects are brought together by IBC and TM Forum collaboration.
  • Three unique Catalyst projects include participants from Al
    Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC R&D, RTÉ and more to exploit 5G, AI,
    and data management to solve business and technology challenges and
    improve customer experience

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#IBC2019lt;/agt;–TM
the industry association driving digital transformation
through collaboration, and IBC,
the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show,
unveiled the details of three joint proof-of-concept Catalyst projects
to be demonstrated at Digital
in Nice, France, May 14-16, 2019.

are proof-of-concept projects developed collaboratively. These projects
bring together companies large and small to create innovate solutions to
common challenges demonstrating how this can be achieved leveraging key
TM Forum best practices and standards.

These three unique Media-Telecom
Convergence Catalyst
projects are the first results of IBC and TM
Forum’s collaboration aimed at driving open innovation between the
telecoms and media industries. Featured among the 32 projects
demonstrated at Digital Transformation World, they incorporate some of
today’s most complex business and technology challenges today, including
5G, data management, virtual and augmented reality, edge computing, AI
and the automation of business processes for regulatory compliance.

The three Media-Telecom Catalysts are:

  • 5G-Enabled
    Tourism Experience

    This Catalyst explores ways of
    creating a pop-up network for delivery of high throughput broadcasting
    to distant points of fiber presence via mmWave connection. The project
    investigates how to deliver rich and engaging video-based experiences
    to users exploring an area of the Roman Baths in the UK and allows a
    mobile device to view a place as it would have been in the past.
    Champions: Aardman Entertainment, BBC R&D Participants: Bristol
    University, Cambridge Communications Systems Ltd., Zeetta Networks Ltd.
  • AI
    Indexing for Regulatory Practice

    This Catalyst is
    exploring ways to intelligently automate the identification of on-air
    content using AI in order to measure and report against compliance
    metrics set by external regulatory bodies, as well as for accurate
    measurement of internal editorial, creative and technical standards.
    Champions: Associated Press, Al Jazeera, RTE; Participants:
    Metaliquid, QCRI, Tech Mahindra, V-Nova
  • Mobile
    News Gathering Using AI-Powered Compression

    Catalyst is working to empower newsrooms and journalists through
    improved intelligence for the mobile reporter in the field and faster
    time-to-air for both live and pre-recorded content. It leverages AI
    and techniques for improved bandwidth utilization through advanced
    compression techniques. Champions: Associated Press, Al Jazeera, RTE;
    Participant: V-Nova

“The convergence between telecom and media and entertainment has opened
up exciting opportunities for our members to work alongside some of the
world’s leading media companies to solve pressing business challenges,”
said Andy Tiller, Executive Vice President, Collaboration and
Innovation, TM Forum. “These three projects truly showcase how the power
of collaboration helped find unique real-world solutions to problems
faced by both industries – not only transforming businesses but consumer
experience as well.”

“As the pace of technology disruption and convergence accelerates, the
rapid-fire Media-Telco Catalyst model for cross-sector innovation,
partnerships and broader digital transformation is already proving a
game-changing approach.” said Imran Sroya, Director, IBC. “We are
delighted with the progress of the first three Catalyst projects and
look forward to showcasing them at Digital Transformation World this
month and at IBC in Amsterdam in September.”

Learn more about TM Forum’s Catalyst program at Digital
Transformation World
in Nice, France, May 14-16, 2019. With a focus
on intelligent operations for a 5G world, Digital Transformation World
showcases how businesses can seize opportunity and remain competitive in
a rapidly evolving digital world. Click here for the latest event


About TM Forum

TM Forum is an association of over 850-member companies’ customers
across 180 countries. We drive collaboration and collective
problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and
digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers around the
world. Today, our focus is on supporting members as they navigate their
unique digital transformation journeys, providing practical and proven
assets and tools to accelerate execution and platforms to facilitate
collaborative problem solving and innovation. Learn more at

About IBC

IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology
show, attracting 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and
combining a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an
exhibition that showcases 1,700+ leading industry suppliers of
state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the world-class exhibition
and conference, IBC also encompasses the IBC Daily, IBCTV and IBC365.

IBC365 provides year-round insight and opinion into the hot topics and
key trends from leading industry journalists, along with insightful
whitepapers, peer reviewed technical papers, highly engaging webinars
and an expansive video library.


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