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Comprised of two main components, Wall-E and EVE. Wall-E is a strategic planning tool that enables the creation of the ABC Network lineup. The lineup is the foundation for ABC Ad Sales and Marketing which generates approximately $3B in annual revenue. Wall-E is used by senior level executives of Disney and ABC. EVE is a multi-department system that manages the detailed 52 week Prime Time schedule. It is the system of record and point of origin for ABC Network scheduling which flows to downstream business units such as Broadcast Operations, Finance, Accounting, Direct to Consumer, ABC Online, etc. EVE disseminates information through a company portal and allows business units to subscribe to a data feed. EVE has automated manual reporting processes and streamlined work flows between Programming, Production and Talent Development departments.
The Next Generation Reporting & Data (NGRD) project is a major initiative to build and establish an enterprise-scale reporting and data platform for all of Disney ABC Television. The phased approach will ultimately migrate current reporting systems onto the Amazon Web Services platform as well as create one unified reporting portal for the company. We will create a hybrid, cloud-based (AWS) and on-premise reporting/data platform that consolidates current reporting portals into a single flexible, extensible portal that enables back-end data sources to easily connect with front end reporting tools such as Microsoft SSRS, Power BI and Tableau.
Credits, Consolidation, Composition, Planning & Organization (C3PO) will streamline work flows between post production business units as well as centralize the episodic television credits into a single source system. Users will be able to utilize the system for managing show credits, automatically create end credits and output end credits into video and/or single images for post production facilities.
This is a follow up to my post on Location Based Entertainment. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the LBE-Virtual Reality facility Two Bit Circus. Two Bit’s VR arcade is designed to take advantage of the technology gap and provide guests a VR headset, a VR backpack, and a custom-designed space enabling guests to move Read more about Location Based Entertainment Follow Up[…]
Bob Iger has officially revealed the name of the new Disney streaming service which will be called Disney Plus. The House of Mouse has also set up a new registration site where users can sign up to receive further information as it becomes available. Disney+, scheduled to launch in the US in “late 2019.” As far as what Read more about Announcing Disney+[…]
There are fully immersive experiences popping up all over the country where you can step into a live video game. Imagine you could go to a venue and physically step into a new world, being transported into a story combined with state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects, including touch and smell, with Read more about Location Based Entertainment[…]
I recently had the opportunity to attend a technical talk with Slack CTO, Cal Henderson. We had already been using Slack within our teams, and it had proven to be much more efficient than prior tools. While email has its place, it has become a noisy distraction. Email is an overused tool that consumes too Read more about Slack[…]
ATSC 3.0 Advanced Television Systems Committee 3.0 (ATSC 3.0) has been released and our government is allowing broadcasters to adopt it. Greater transmission efficiency combined with more robustness is going to allow broadcasters to do more in the same amount of spectrum and at the same time provide higher quality. Consumers will be able Read more about Moving to ATSC 3.0[…]
What applications are there for blockchain in the media and entertainment industry? Many entertainment and media companies are trying to ride the blockchain wave in order to raise more funds. Simply put, the blockchain technology enables a decentralized digital marketplace and ensures transparent transactions. In the entertainment and media context, blockchain will help with disintermediation, Read more about Blockchain Technology in entertainment[…]
CES 2018 – Samsung’s “The Wall” could change your media experience. Could you see these on every other wall in the mall? How ’bout at your favorite bar? Maybe just put a scaled down version in restrooms? Samsung made some of the most exciting TV news at the 2018 CES: The first consumer TV based Read more about CES 2018 – Samsung’s “The Wall”[…]