The 2016 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports are now available.
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 eighth 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 participate in the BBS each year, making it 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 2016 BBS to better align with recent market developments.
Select updates include the global tracking of IP Standard Adoption, a product level review of the 4K upgrade cycle, and planned usage of programmatic advertising exchanges.
The continual updates over the past eight years have helped the BBS reports remain 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 2016 BBS reports are available:
- 2016 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
- 2016 BBS Product Reports: provide detailed information from buyers, specifiers, and users of broadcast technology products in 32 separate categories (see full list below)
- 2016 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 2016 BBS report, please call or email me.
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The below table of logos (in alphabetical order) lists the technology vendor brands covered in the 2016 BBS.
Technology Product Categories & Vendor Brands Covered in the 2016 BBS, by Application Area
Acquisition & Production:
Canon, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony
Large Format Single Sensor Cameras
ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Red, Sony
Blackmagic Design, For-A, Grass Valley, NewTek, Panasonic, Ross Video, SAM, Sony
Studio / System Cameras
Grass Valley, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony
Graphics & Branding
Adobe, Autodesk, Avid/Orad, ChyronHego, Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Ross Video, Vizrt
Adobe, Apple, Avid, Blackmagic Design, EVS, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Sony
Content Communications and Infrastructure:
Dejero, LiveU, Teradek, TVU
Blackmagic Design, Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Ross Video, SAM, Utah Scientific
Signal Processing / Interfacing / Modular
Aja Video, Axon, Blackmagic Design, Evertz, For-A, Grass Valley, Imagine Communication, Ross Video, SAM
Aspera, Cisco, Ericsson, Evertz, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Media Links, Net Insight, Nevion, Riedel, Signiant
High Performance Shared Storage:
Avid, Harmonic, Hitachi, HPE, Isilon Systems/EMC, NetApp, Quantum
Playout / Transmission Servers
Avid, EVS, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Ross Video
EVS, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Rohde & Schwarz, SAM
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
Adam, Avid, Focal, Genelec, JBL, KRK Systems, Mackie, Neumann, PMC,
System Automation and Control:
Broadcast Business Management Systems
arvato/S4M, Imagine Communications, MediageniX, MSA Focus, SintecMedia, Wide Orbit
Archive & Archive Management
Masstech, Oracle/Front Porch Digital, Quantum, SGL, XenData
Media Asset Management
arvato/S4M, Avid, Dalet, EVS, Imagine Communications, Prime Focus Technologies, Vizrt, VSN
Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Pebble Beach, Playbox, Snell
Workflow Orchestration / BPM
Aspera, Avid, Imagine Communications, IBM, Sony, Telestream
Playout and Delivery:
Encoding / Transcoding
Arris, ateme, Cisco, Dalet/AmberFin, Elemental Technologies, Ericsson, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Telestream
Integrated Playout (Channel in a Box)
Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Pebble Beach, Playbox, SAM
On-line / Streaming Video Delivery Platforms
Brightcove, Kaltura, Neulion, Ooyala, Piksel
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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