Media & Entertainment

What do consumers expect from 5G entertainment?

Internet technologies have resulted in a proliferation of streaming video platforms, offering consumers an alternative to broadcast and cable TV and posing a major threat to those traditional industries. Subscription streaming services are all the rage now. It gives consumers more options than ever, with an array that includes OTT players (e.g., Netflix), major movie […]

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The future of video is here — and it’s driven by artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize video, from acquisition through production and distribution to a better engagement and more personalized viewer experience. Maybe the true game-changer for video is the hyper-personalized user experience that wouldn’t exist without AI. IBM’s latest media report highlights how AI let broadcasters and other media companies engage with […]

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Enforcing accountability in media

Internet technologies have resulted in a proliferation of streaming video platforms, offering consumers an alternative to broadcast and cable TV and posing a major threat to those traditional industries. Subscription streaming services are all the rage now. It gives consumers more options than ever, with an array that includes OTT players (e.g., Netflix), major movie […]

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Media and Entertainment Incumbents Strike Back

The digital world has turned the media and entertainment (M&E) industry upside down. Digital disruptors such as Netflix and Amazon are now competing directly with traditional M&E companies for the time, advocacy and money of consumers. Two years ago, CxOs told us they were deeply worried about digital companies invading their industry. Now, they seem […]

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The future in media and entertainment is Now – Are you ready?

People are increasingly turning to smartphones, tablets and other mobile and Internet-connected devices to watch video. Our recent survey of nearly 21,000 people across 42 countries confirms that not only are consumers increasingly watching video over the Internet, but they are clearly going mobile, with people using mobile broadband where WiFi is not widely available. […]

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When Watson Dons Tennis Whites, Wimbledon Fans Rejoice

If Fred Perry were alive today, I have no doubt that the last Englishman to win Wimbledon would be endlessly fascinated – and maybe even honoured – that IBM’s latest version of the tennis tournament fan app has an “Ask Fred” feature. It’s a virtual concierge service that will tell you where to get everything […]

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Top 5 Insights from the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit

By now you’ve been reading (and watching – check out the video here) the many viewpoints of Steve Canepa, IBM Global Managing Director, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment Industry. He delivered a keynote address at the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit in May and we urge you to read more about his presentation. But we’ve distilled […]

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A Q&A with Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Variety

At the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit on May 9th, the magazine’s Co-Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Wallenstein, joined IBM’s Global Managing Director, IBM Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry, Steve Canepa, for a keynote conversation about how the media industry is using cognitive power and real-time consumer data to create a more personalized entertainment experience. I asked Mr. […]

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Here’s How We’ve Reinvented the Customer Experience

Back in 2013, author Niraj Darwar pointed out in the Harvard Business Review that so-called “upstream” activities like building bigger factories and finding new, cheaper sources for raw materials ate up too much energy and resources of enterprises. While worth the effort, these activities can and always have been copied quite easily and rapidly.   […]

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Here’s How Blockchain Maintains the Entertainment Dream

If you don’t think the music publishing business continues to change its tune at a rapid clip, consider that the “Father of American Music,” Stephen Foster, died with three pennies in his pocket. Sadly, one of Foster’s biggest hits was “Beautiful Dreamer,” published after his untimely death in 1864. Artists still record the tune to […]

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Managing video growth with quality of experience for a competitive advantage

Many of us can remember a time when television was something you watched as a family and there was not much choice.  It was rare that you watched alone.  I can remember, as a child living in a rural area of the US, receiving television signals via an antenna.  Four channels were good and sometimes […]

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What if Astronauts Wore Augusta Green?

T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, … Wait just a second. A countdown to a rocket launch set in the rolling fairways of Augusta National, the bucolic golf course that has been home to The Masters tournament for the better part of 85 years? Set amidst the fragrant magnolias and white clapboard cottages of the golf […]

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