2015 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports Now Available

Posted by Joe Zaller
Aug 04 2015

The 2015 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports have now been published and are available from Devoncroft Partners.

We have been publishing the BBS Reports since 2009.  Each new edition is created through several months of research, including interviews with technology end-users, global surveys of technology decision makers, analysis of the end-user responses, and visualization of the data collected.  Now in its seventh year of publication, the BBS remains the most comprehensive annual study of technology end-users in the global broadcast and media technology industry.  Nearly 10,000 technology professionals in 100+ countries participated in the 2015 BBS, making it once again the largest market study of the media technology industry.

Based on feedback from technology vendors, media companies, and investors, we have updated the vendors, product categories, and market trends profiled in the 2015 BBS to better align with recent market developments.

These updates help ensure the BBS reports remains a critical reference for industry executives to improve strategic decision-making, customer engagement, marketing strategy, product planning, and sales execution.  In addition to technology vendor and service provider strategic planning, BBS reports are also used frequently for M&A and investment activities by both buyers and sellers.

Three types of 2015 BBS reports are available:

  • 2015 BBS Global Brand Reports: provides deep insight into how each more than 100 broadcast technology suppliers (see full list below) are perceived by market participants, along with comprehensive benchmarking of broadcast technology vendors on a wide variety of metrics


  • 2015 BBS Product Reports: provide detailed information from buyers, specifiers, and users of broadcast technology products in 30 separate categories (see full list below)


  • 2015 BBS Global Market Report: provides detailed information about industry trends, major projects being planned, products being evaluated for purchase, current and future plant infrastructure, broadcast technology budgets, and planned deployment of new technologies including 4K, HEVC compression, and IP-based technology infrastructure


For additional information on the 2015 BBS report, please email us.

As is Devoncroft’s custom, we will publish selected highlights from this year’s BBS reports on the Devoncroft website.  These articles are posted on a semi-regular basis, so please check back often.

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The tables below list the  technology vendor brands and product categories covered in the 2015 BBS.


All Brands Covered in 2015 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS)

Product Categories Covered in the 2015 Big Broadcast Survey

Technology Products & Vendor Brands Covered in the 2015 BBS, by Application Area


Acquisition & Production:

Camera Lenses

Angenieux, Canon, Fujinon


ENG Cameras

Canon, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony


Large Format Single Sensor Cameras

ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Red Digital Cinema, Sony


Production Switchers

Blackmagic Design, Broadcast Pix, For-A, Grass Valley, NewTek, Panasonic, Ross Video, Snell, Sony


Studio/System Cameras

Grass Valley, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony



Post Production:


Graphics & Branding

Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, ChyronHego, Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Orad, Pixel Power, Ross Video, Vizrt


Transcoding / Streaming

Dalet/AmberFin, Elemental Technologies, Envivio, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Telestream


Video Editing

Adobe, Apple, Avid, EVS, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Sony



Bonded Cellular

Dejero, LiveU, Teradek, TVU, Vislink


Routing Switchers

Blackmagic Design, Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Nevion, Pesa, Ross Video, Snell, Utah Scientific


Signal Processing / Interfacing / Modular

Aja Video, Axon, Blackmagic Design, Evertz, For-A, Grass Valley, Imagine Communication, Ross Video, Snell


Video Transport

Arris, Aspera, Cisco, Ericsson, Evertz, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Media Links, Net Insight, Nevion, Riedel, Signiant




Audio Consoles

Avid, Calrec, Lawo, Salzbrenner Stagetec, Solid State Logic (SSL), Soundcraft, Studer, Wheatstone, Yamaha


Audio Processing & Monitoring

Adobe, Avid, Dolby, Linear Acoustic, RTW, TSL, Wohler


Intercom / Talkback

Clear-Com, Riedel, RTS Intercom Systems, Trilogy



AKG, Audio-Technica, beyerdynamic, Electro Voice, Marshall Electronics, Neumann, Schoeps, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony


Monitors (speakers)

Adam, Avid, Focal, Genelec, JBL, KRK Systems, Mackie, Neumann, PMC,




High Performance Shared Storage:

Avid, Harmonic, HP, IBM, Isilon Systems/EMC, NetApp, Quantum


Playout / Transmission Servers

Avid, EVS, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Ross Video


Production Servers

Avid, EVS, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Quantel



System Automation and Control:

Broadcast Business Management Systems

arvato/S4M, Imagine Communications, MediageniX, MSA Focus, SintecMedia/Pilat Media, VSN, Wide Orbit


Archive & Archive Management

ASG/Atempo, Masstech, Oracle/Front Porch Digital, Quantum, SGL, XenData


Playout Automation

Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Pebble Beach, Playbox, Snell


Workflow / Asset Management

arvato/S4M, Avid, Dalet/Amberfin, EVS, Imagine Communications, Sony, Vizrt, VSN



Playout and Delivery:

Integrated Playout (Channel in a Box)

Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Pebble Beach, Playbox, Snell, Thomson Video Networks


On-line / Streaming Video Delivery Platforms

Brightcove, Kaltura, Ooyala, Piksel


Transmission Encoders

Arris, ATEME, Cisco, Elemental Technologies, Envivio, Ericsson, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Thomson Video Networks



GatesAir, Hitachi, NEC, Plisch, Rohde & Schwarz, Screen Service, Toshiba



Test, Quality Control and Monitoring:



Avitech, Axon, Evertz, For-A, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications


Test & Measurement

Imagine Communications, IneoQuest, Leader, Phabrix, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix




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