Every big global sporting event exerts stress on streaming infrastructures and challenges providers to deliver further improvements in the viewing experience as demand and traffic levels go on increasing. The 2022 US Open Golf Championship in Brookline, Massachusetts, is particularly under the spotlight as the world’s third golf major of the year, brooking comparisons with coverage of the first two already completed.
Covid-19 may have changed the course of broadcasting but has not slowed its development, judging from NAB 2022, the first major industry show with a physical presence since before the pandemic.
With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.
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.
Live streaming is bigger than ever at NAB 2022 after three years absence as a physical event, but with greater emphasis on the need for services to differentiate themselves on curation, content, search and general quality of experience than ever before.
People visit NAB Shows for many reasons. Some are there to investigate and examine new solutions. Some are shopping with a budget ready to spend. Others visit to gather ideas and figures for next year’s budget. Many visit to accomplish all this and make time to learn the latest relevant information from the industry experts at BEIT Conferences.
The UK’s Glastonbury music festival is set to return this year as a physical event after two years online only, presenting an opportunity to assess how far streaming coverage of such large concerts has come since 2019.
Mobile World Congress has come back as a full hybrid event with a substantial physical presence in 2022 after its absence in 2020 and skeletal form in 2021, with around 55,000 attendees in Barcelona, coupled with an even larger number of online delegates.