Media companies, like Paul McCartney’s MPL Communications, Ltd. and British Sky Broadcasting, build on their success using HP Software


One sector that has long depended on HP Software technology is the communications, media, and entertainment industry. In fact, HP has more than 70 years of technology experience with firms in this business. 


Paul McCartney Digital Library

digital library.jpgI just got back from HP Discover-Las Vegas, a big customer event,.  The big buzz at the show was all around the multi-year project with HP to build a state-of-the-art digital library to house Paul McCartney’s media collection of more than one million items, including photos, films, tapes and more. Selecting HP gave Paul McCartney and his media company, MPL Communications, Ltd. access to hardware and software capabilities including information optimization solutions from HP Software.



British Sky Broadcasting


high def TV.jpgI ran across another case study with another media company with British origins, British Sky Broadcasting (Sky).  Sky is a UK entertainment and communications company that provides high definition television, home telephony and broadband services.  In order to deliver superior customer experience to its nearly 10 million subscribers, Sky must guarantee that its mission critical systems are working at peak performance through a rigorous program of application quality tests.  Sky wanted to upgrade its application testing processes to eliminate duplication and rework and increase its in-depth diagnostic capabilities. 


Using HP Performance Center, HP Diagnostics, HP TransactionVision and HP SiteScope as a centralized test environment, Sky was able to realize a payback in just 5.3 months after implementation.  IT benefits included:


  • Internet used to enable 24x7 performance testing.
  • New root cause analysis and identification.
  • Test scenario coverage increased six fold.
  • Test throughput increased four fold.
  • The introduction of ‘blended tests’ means that all routes to market can be tested simultaneously.



It’s a fact that more than 90% of the Financial Times top media and entertainment companies rely on HP Software to help them bring global entertainment to you and your family. These two examples show where HP Software made a difference to leading firms in the industry.  Learn more by downloading the case studies:


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