BROADCAST IP TRANSFORMATION REPORT 2021

THE STATE OF IP AND CLOUD ADOPTION IN THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the second edition of our Broadcast IP Transformation Report. When we published the results of our first report in early 2020, never could we have imagined the enormous disruption and uncertainty that was about to unfold. From lockdowns and social distancing measures to remote working, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, both professionally and personally.

For the media and broadcast industry, the new reality taking shape is one of complexity and opportunity, forcing creative use of technology and innovative workflows. With ever-increasing demand for content, significant changes in viewing behavior, and the emergence of new “nimble” players in the market, the broadcast industry continues to evolve and shift.

Throughout November and December 2020, we conducted our second survey among broadcasters worldwide to gain a clearer insight into what challenges they are facing and what technologies they are currently using and planning to invest in. We also wanted to find out exactly how COVID-19 has impacted the transition to IP and cloud technologies and whether these changes will become permanent. What we learned is fascinating.

In this report, we share the survey results and closely examine the findings to learn more about the state of IP and cloud adoption and what it means for the broadcast industry. To all of those who participated in the survey and shared their opinions, we thank you for your valuable time and we hope you find the results insightful.

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS YEAR'S SURVEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:

COVID-19 HAS ACCELERATED IP ADOPTION

The pandemic has significantly impacted how broadcasters are operating. While the transition towards IP was already on the agenda, 71% of those polled stated that COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption process within their organization.

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