Over the years, our global IT team transformed Accenture’s video conference rooms into a global network of studios that we now use to unleash the next level of video and broadcast creativity to meet our needs within Accenture and for our clients. Our network approach is in contrast to many other large organizations that may have only local, not connected, production studios in their corporate headquarters location. We also established three broadcast centers in Chicago, Prague and Delhi to tie our studio network together.
With such a tremendous technology capability in place, the broadcast team recognized Accenture had not only a platform to be creative, but also the potential to provide the creative to the content. To enliven content, we added television producers, graphic designers, technical directors, as well as individuals with skills in copywriting, videography, video editing, film directing, voice artistry, sound editing and lighting.
The outcome today is an in-house, fully equipped production organization called Accenture Productions with a team dedicated to delivering creative and compelling broadcasts and video experiences to Accenture audiences. It offers Accenture people an array of professional broadcast and video services end to end for their needs and for use with clients.
Broadcast capabilities and talent
From simple beginnings of one broadcast a year to now more than 250 productions a month, Accenture Productions’ broadcast capabilities today are television-like and impressive. The team manages video and broadcast productions such as Accenture leadership broadcasts, Accenture’s participation at the World Economic Forum, virtual leadership meetings, town halls, learning sessions and corporate function webcasts.
Accenture Productions creates live shows and recorded productions using broadcast studio capabilities for production, content creation, customization and multimedia editing. The team can operate remotely, without a presence in a physical studio, when and as needed, around the world. Live broadcasts are rendered by numerous virtual set designs and custom graphics and are professionally executed. In addition, by enabling the ingest of video into the broadcast centers, Accenture webcast presenters can easily join from any location through Microsoft Teams—there is no need to be in a studio or a physical location. Broadcasts are streamed seamlessly and cost-effectively from any broadcast center directly to viewers’ PCs or mobile devices.
Accenture Productions collaborates with Accenture teams to bring cutting-edge enterprise broadcast production. The team involves creative producers, technical directors, software engineers, digital media editors, and other talent. The team can also infuse other elements for a more interactive experience that include online polling, question and answers, games and survey options. They are a collaborative team that shares and inspires each other to make productions interesting and engaging.
Accenture Productions has deployed studios around the world with major studios located in Chicago, San Francisco and Bengaluru, and more planned. These studios offer full-scale production capabilities with everything needed to seamlessly carry out a high-quality video or recording broadcast. Accenture Productions manages studio operations locally or remotely, allowing presenters to focus on delivering content.