IABM Business Intelligence (BI) Regional Reports provide IABM members with insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for a specific region. Over the course of each year, these reports build into a full overview of all the major regional markets around the world.
Inter BEE Report Market & Inter BEE Overview In the past few years, in preparation for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Japanese media and broadcast industry has been focused on the launch of 4K and 8K. At Inter BEE 2018, the latest innovations were on show from local and international suppliers. Not surprisingly, 4K and 8K were the main topics of the exhibition. Source: PCMag In a survey conducted by A-PAB, 4K has been reported to be the second most desired new technology purchase for Japanese consumers, while 8K is only at #5 on the list. Availability and quality of content is the driver for purchasing these technologies. Many broadcasters in Japan have 4K and 8K content and they are just waiting to launch and be able to transmit it to as many homes as possible. By January 2019, news in Japan will be transmitted in 4K, and after December 2018 there will be campaigns to increase consumer adoption of 4K and 8K. An example of those campaigns is one by Sharp; the company announced that it will tour Japan with 8K TVs to show and introduce the technology to the public. Sharp has planned to...
The transition to digital broadcasting is alarmingly low with only five countries – Australia, Japan, Korea Rep., Mongolia and New Zealand – having completed the transition. Chart 15 above shows the status of the transition to DTT in the region. It is anticipated that by the year 2020, a number of other countries in the region will have completed the transition to digital broadcasting, including Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Asia-Pacific (APAC) is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, whose growth is largely driven by two countries in the region – China and India. China’s significant contribution means that the region continues to be a major driver of global growth, accounting for more than a third in 2017. The strengthening of the global economy, recovery in commodity markets and improving financial conditions contributed to growth in the region.
TAG V.S., is an international specialist in advanced IP monitoring and high-quality UHD Multiviewers. Established in 2008 by technology pioneers, Tomer Schechter and Gal Waldman, TAG has earned a reputation as an industry visionary and has remained ahead of the competition by anticipating and addressing the changing needs and requirements of the IP Monitoring Multiviewer market.
Reflecting on the last year, it has been one of amazing change and contrast for broadcast and media end-users across the APAC region. South Korea became the first country in the world to transmit UHD over the air using ATSC 3.0 – ahead of even the USA. The march towards UHD in Japan, South Korea and, to a certain extent, China is real and now.
John Footen set the scene for the conference with an engaging opening keynote that examined the current state of the industry and where we need to take it in future. How does the rise of OTT and mobile impact content creators and distributors – and what’s the impact on the technology they use? How important is IP and cloud, and where should we be focusing most attention?
We have heard about interoperability, microservices and vendors collaborating, so what does this mean for standards? Are industry standards such as SMPTE ST 2110 more important than ever – or an anachronism in an age driven by IT? What about other emerging standards such as NDI? Two leading systems integrators, who have delivered IP projects in the wild, debated the importance of standards in the transition to IP, and asked whether they are always answering the right question.
IABM APAC Director, Peter Bruce, presents the APAC Regional Business Update at InterBEE 2017 (with Japanese translation), covering the general business environment, End-User performance, comparisons between regions, digital transitions and much more.
Followed by a global industry update with IABM CEO Peter White as he presents the changing technologies, customers’ and suppliers’ performance, and changing revenues.
APAC region update: From the icy Winter Games, to the white heat of the Indian cricket summer, UHD is taking off!