In Q1 2021, factors such as increasing demand for consumer electronics contributed to causing a global shortage in the supply of components. This is part of a megatrend seeing COVID-19 producing distortions in the dynamics of supply and demand in different markets, which, according to analysts, may ultimately lead to inflationary pressures. In the case of consumer electronics, the move to remote working and the concurrent disruptions in global supply chains caused by COVID-19 may have produced an imbalance between demand and supply. Other areas such as labor markets are experiencing a similar trend – i.e., demand outstripping supply – due to factors such as unprecedented fiscal spending by governments. IABM conducted a poll on component shortages in April 2021 to measure the impact of this megatrend on the media technology industry. The poll’s findings show that this is a serious issue for most media technology suppliers, and it is a global problem. Anecdotal research carried out by IABM highlighted that this is not a temporary situation but rather a structural shock that may have prolonged effects. PC manufacturers such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo highlighted this situation in their recent investor calls, pointing to record demand for consumer electronics as the main driver for this and warning about price increases as well as shipping delays due to component shortages.
This Wednesday, Neil speaks to Shengli Han – Vice Chairman of the Board at Beijing Jetsen Technology Co. and Advisor at Black Dragon Capital. Shengli has extensive experience in managing international companies within the broadcasting industry, building up teams and advising in landmark mergers and acquisitions. Shengli speaks on how he got started in broadcasting, how the Chinese broadcasting industry has recovered from COVID-19 and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
Living the StreamA Multi-Channel Distributor’s Journey to StreamingThe shift of TV offerings from Multi-Channel Distributors (MVPDs and Operators) towards streaming TV continues to accelerate due to the influx of competition from new players in this area of the Media & Entertainment landscape offering new and enticing consumer experiencesConsumer expectations for access to content on more devices and at a quality and experience akin to that of traditional broadcast delivery has been driven by the increasing prevalence of over the top streaming services, whilst increasing consumer connectivity and the need to instantly scale means the shift to IP delivery and the migration to cloud based architectures is now a reality. This provides Multi-Channel Distributors with a unique opportunity, being able to leverage their key assets with their networks and customer relationships, by providing a converged and flexible broadcast and streaming video service.Download our paper and explore more about how Multi-Channel Distributors are Living the Stream…
Europa+ offers a unique alternative to the existing SVOD and traditional television services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean — more than 1,500 hours of the latest and most popular European TV series and specials presented ad-free are easily found by genre, language, and sub-title options.
We talked to Alexander Trubin, the director of the Alma TV unified network management center, about results of the switch to satellite and the company’s future plans.
The digital age has driven profound changes in how News & Sports are produced and consumed, as new digital platforms offer audiences endless options for news and sports. Moreover, the traditional way of doing business in television has been seriously impacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, since production dropped all around the world, travel restrictions were applied, and many other related issues. Broadcasters now have to work ever harder to attract and retain viewers. However, the current situation also raises opportunities for virtual production, from remote shooting to virtual events.
The time when news broadcasters used social media as a ‘nice-to-have’ publishing platform has well and truly passed. Digital OTT and social media platforms are now mainstream and are the front line in the battle for audiences.
Wildmoka has produced a report that analyzes the social media strategies adopted by the following nine major news broadcasters during the week of the 2020 US Elections: NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, as well as two leading European broadcasters, Sky News (UK) and Altice BFMTV (France).
iNDEMAND distributes premium Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay Per View (PPV) entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators, with a reach of more than 60 million homes. This includes movies, TV shows, events, boxing, wrestling, MMA, and digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS.
Spectator sports are most engaging when audiences don’t know what’s going to happen next. For the sports broadcasting industry itself, the playing field in which they operate has undergone many exhilarating changes over the last few years. In many cases, these have been accelerated and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As stadiums and venues that were once packed with excitement and atmosphere have been forced to close, we’ve witnessed the increasing significance of over-the-top (OTT) platforms becoming the digital delivery system for the enjoyment and adrenaline sports fans around the world have been missing.
In this presentation, Chuck Meyer (Chief Technology Officer, Production, Grass Valley) examines the system design scenarios now facing broadcasters and provides insight into critical factors that need to be considered, such as bandwidth per link, channel efficiency and, most importantly, aggregation. IP routers are designed to exploit the advantages of aggregation. Systems that utilise aggregation effectively will maximise the size of multiplexed trunks and optimise bandwidth utilisation, ultimately leading to lower-cost systems. [maxbutton id="136" url="https://theiabm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ChuckMeyer.pdf"]