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ITV’s Artist Payment System will be managed by Fujitsu Application Services

"The main benefit of moving to Fujitsu and their VME services is risk mitigation. In moving to Fujitsu from our incumbent provider we get access to a very rare resource base for VME development and support. This provides us with a path enabling us to keep our critical Artist Payments System application running and allows us to keep our options open when VME as a product is end dated in 2020"

Anthony Chin, Head of Technology - Finance Systems, ITV

The customer

ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV, which are broadcast free-to-air, as well as the pay channel ITV Encore. ITV is also focused on delivering its programming across multiple platforms including itv.com, mobile devices, video on demand and third party platforms. ITV Studios is a global production business, creating and selling programmes and formats from offices in the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, the Nordics and the Netherlands. It is the largest and most successful commercial production company in the UK, the largest independent non-scripted indie in the US and ITV Studios Global Entertainment is a leading international distribution businesses.

The challenge

ITV’s long standing Artist Payment System (APS) is a VME application with challenges in how to provide ongoing support and maintenance due to lack of VME skills in the market and the fact that VME will only be available as Fujitsu service after 2020. The company needed to find a new way to support this vital business application and enable ongoing development and migration off VME.

The solution

ITV chose to migrate the APS to a Fujitsu application management and infrastructure solution and services which would secure the future and provide comprehensive support.

The benefit

  • The critical APS is now future-proofed and wrapped with management and maintenance services provided by Fujitsu
  • Time-sensitive migration was completed within the target three months
  • Application performance has improved

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