In film, television and cinema production, all the signs are also pointing to the cloud. This was very clear at Medientage München, Europe's largest media congress, with more than 7,000 participants, 400 experts and more than 100 panel discussions, keynotes, talks and sessions. Blockchain, virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are changing the media world and require a scalable and economical IT infrastructure from the cloud. For the first time, Deutsche Telekom and its public cloud offering were guests in Munich as both an exhibitor and a sponsor.
How is digitalization changing the media? How are technologically new offerings affecting society? These were the guiding questions during the discussions at the Messe München’s new Conference Center North, showing an industry that is striving to find a digital approach and ideas – not just for new formats, but also for new, data-driven business models. After all, with radio, print and classic TV now becoming obsolete as basic disciplines, anyone can become a media producer. This is made possible by apps and features such as Instagram TV, Periscope or Facebook Live. And with smartphones and tablets, everyone has the necessary equipment at their fingertips.