Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.
Back in the fall of 2020, several months after private equity firm Black Dragon Capital completed its acquisition of Grass Valley, it became apparent to the company’s management team that it had an unpolished jewel in the GV portfolio that needed attention. Given the virtualization changes, cost cutting and high demand for new content occurring within the industry, customers who served as beta testers told them, “this AMPP thing is going to change the industry.”
The pressure to extract more revenue from ever shrinking budgets, due to expensive content rights contracts, is causing Broadcasters to re-evaluate—and in many cases reduce—how they spend their money on production tools and infrastructure. Recognizing this, live production technology providers like Grass Valley are getting “creative” in how they sell their products and cloud-native systems.
With its core business in live sports production, Grass Valley has seen its revenue contract significantly over the past eight months but with a new integrated software-defined product roadmap, it looks to bounce back while “reducing the pain” of migrating to IP. This insight, and more, was revealed during a virtual press conference presented by company management in early October.
Part 7 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, culminates with the five speakers joining on a panel moderated by Tony Orme, Editor at The Broadcast Bridge.
Part 6 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, Norbert Paquet, Head of Product Management – Sony Europe, discusses system architectures, network control, and the business benefits of IP.
Following the settlement this summer of a bitter court fight between Fujifilm and Sony over patents relating to the next generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) magnetic tape data storage technology, global shipments of LTO-8 media are now reaching end users. It’s a huge relief for large media organizations looking to migrate their assets to the larger capacity cartridges without increasing library footprints.
Part 5 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, Phil Myers, Senior Director – IP Systems, Lawo, discusses real-life applications for IP infrastructures including green-field sites, hybrid installations, and remote broadcast.