What is the resistance to calling any form of program delivery broadcasting? It appears to come down to the concept of ‘on-demand’. Broadcasting is considered as linear programming and on-demand is, by definition, non-linear programming.
IABM’s State of the Industry conference has become the traditional curtain-raiser at IBC, with a panel of industry experts discussing the big industry issues of the moment and providing pointers for where broadcast and media is heading next.
Disney announced in August 2017 that it will remove its content from Netflix in 2019. It will instead be included in a new Disney OTT offering to be launched in the same year. An ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service will be launched in 2018.
Peter White, CEO, IABM:
I am not at all surprised by Belden’s acquisition of SAM and its plan to merge it with Grass Valley; I also predict that this will be merely the first of a number of M&As on the supply side of the industry throughout 2018 and beyond.
There are several reasons for this which have been clearly flagged by IABM’s research across both the supply and demand sides of the industry over the last couple of years.
The broadcast landscape in Europe is extremely varied, from both a cultural and a technological perspective. From a cultural perspective, European viewers show different programming tastes and language preferences. From a technological perspective, different countries have different broadcast infrastructures.
North America constitutes one of the largest markets for broadcast and media technology products and services
While many countries in this region lack the infrastructure and resources required to develop the broadcast and media industry, further challenges are presented by the unattractive business and political environment in certain countries, which also deters investment. In fact, in recent years, the region has struggled with a slowdown in economic growth, caused by weak macroeconomic policies, political uncertainty and a volatile business environment.
The shrinkage we’re talking about here is of the technology variety. Across the board, from traditional operations to content delivery to business systems, the media and entertainment industry is moving from macro to micro. We’re going granular — taking big, bulky things and breaking them into smaller, much more manageable chunks…
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