The Connect segment of the BaM Content Chain® encompasses the moving of content, whether real-time (live) or file-based, within and between facilities. This covers a wide range of products and services including IP (and SDI) infrastructure, routing, interfacing and conversion, file-based delivery as well as bandwidth and connectivity services including internet, fiber, satellite, microwave, and cellular. Connect was already one of the fastest growing segments of the BaM Content Chain®, and the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown has dramatically increased demands on connectivity; according to the most recent IABM survey, Connect is the only BaM Content Chain® segment that is still growing during the pandemic. We spoke to IABM members about the drivers of change and trends in this BaM Content Chain® block, what effects they have felt to their business as a result of the pandemic, how they are responding, and what we can expect next in this dynamic sector.
As the quality of home theater systems continues to improve, offering the immersive experience from the comfort and convenience of your own sofa, sports stadiums and arenas are feeling the pressure of having to deliver a new kind of experience. Stuart Reynolds, Director of Diversified’s Sports and Live Events specialty, sat down with Daniel Litwin of ProAV Podcast to find out how today’s venues are tackling these challenges and winning back their in-person game day fans with AV dynamics in live events and sports stadiums.