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This site brings together MarkLogic customers from across the world of media. You, our customers, include studios, broadcasters, news organizations, publishers, information providers, standards organizations, education publishers and more.

But you all share one thing in common: you have great content, powerful data … and MarkLogic to help you make the most of it. To sum it up: you already have the answer!

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Leveraging Curated Descriptive Metadata for Competitive Business Value at Sony

Check out this presentation, in which Sony shares their strategy for indexing the Sony Pictures catalog using time-based metadata, how that metadata has become a catalyst for taking advantage of new business opportunities across the studio — and how the MarkLogic Data Hub helps the team continue expanding the reach of their metadata tagging solution.

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The MarkLogic team was at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019, the world’s biggest stage to promote some of the biggest ideas shaping the world. This year our theme is “You Have the Answer”—publishers and information providers already have the data, the content and the trust of their customers to create great experiences and lead the digital transformation of the industry.

Check out our comprehensive coverage of this key event in the publishing industry!

Day 1 Blog: Big Ideas to Move the World

At the opening ceremony, Book Fair CEO Juergen Boos announced the theme of “Create Your Revolution” and speakers stressed the critical role of culture and books, including guest nation Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg who said, “reading is crucial for a society with a just social order.” Big ideas indeed!

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Day 2 Blog: Getting To Work

James Wonder held his office hours on our stand today. James has seen it all, from some of the first digital distribution with AIP to creating the Citation scholarly platform that brought together cross discipline content.


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Day 3 Blog: Closing the Data Gap

We started the day at Frankfurt US Consul General Patricia Lacina’s private residence with the Orbis Technology team. The discussion covered the EU Commission Digital Single Market initiatives. Susan Wilson, U.S. attaché, gave an overview of the impact of the EU initiatives and outlined how copyright directives now being reviewed by member states could have sweeping impacts to many areas of the information industry markets.

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Pulse Article by James Wonder

Better Data is Better Publishing

This morning at the Frankfurt Book Fair I attended a session given by Carl Robinson from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) entitled “Better Data is Better Publishing”. It was very interesting to hear from his point of view how publishers are looking at their data and what they feel is important.


The combinations (of aspect to sell a TV show) run into the billions and in our relational database we have many billions of rows of rights records that express how this sale can take place. It’s an extremely complex data scenario.”

Rob Maxwell
Smart Hollywood Panel

Event Recap – Smart Hollywood Summit

February 27, 2019 | Los Angeles

Warner Bros. David Sugg hosted the “Does AI Make our Data Smarter?” panel to discuss the current state of AI and how the Media and Entertainment industry was using it. Matt Turner, MarkLogic’s CSO for Media introduced the panel and joined the discussion.

While they discussed the potential beyond just automated compliance around things that won’t pass censors, they also considered how the generation of automated, rich metadata could be leveraged. From our perspective, these all have great potential, and data is going to be a major driver for making your AI smarter.

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Event Recap – HITS

May 23, 2019 | Los Angeles

HITS Spring: MarkLogic, Sony Tout Benefits of Leveraging Curated Descriptive Metadata

In a session titled, “How Sony is Leveraging Curated Descriptive Metadata for Competitive Business Value,” MarkLogic CSO Matt Turner illustrated the steps media and entertainment companies can take to push their data to a place where it’s going to make a difference. And, Sony Pictures explained how the company has been investing in descriptive, time-based metadata to better understand its content library.

Find out how the Sony team’s data journey has been assisted by MarkLogic’s Data Hub.

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