Bringing the two worlds together
Telecoms and Television are converging. Companies like Netflix are disrupting the entire media industry. AT&T’s $109 bn acquisition bid for Time Warner shows the scale of media and telecom convergence.
Collaboration between TM Forum and IBC
In May 2018, IBC, the world’s most influential media, entertainment & technology show and TM Forum, the global industry association driving digital business transformation, jointly announced a new collaboration to drive open innovation between the telecoms and media industries. The collaboration will include a focus on developing multi-company and rapid proof-of-concept Catalyst projects. These projects will be showcased at each other’s flagship events along with a range of joint marketing and content sharing activities.
- Catalyst Projects: At the heart of this collaboration is an extension of TM Forum’s highly successful, Catalyst Program for the Media sector. These rapid-fire, member-driven, proof-of-concept Media-Telecom Catalyst projects will focus on driving technical innovation to solve industry challenges by leveraging TM Forum best practices & standards. These Catalysts will be showcased at TM Forum’s events around the world, and IBC’s media event in Amsterdam.
The Catalyst teams are looking to expand and enhance their efforts by recruiting more companies to their projects, either as champions or participants.
There are several ways your organization can get involved:
- Visit the Catalyst matchmaking pages
Review the current Catalyst project proposals and contact the project directly by leaving a comment with your contact information & idea in the comment box.
- Speak to one of our team
Contact the Catalyst Program Manager, Tania Fernandes, if you would like more information on how to get involved or require assistance choosing a project.