The IABM has seen a significant increase in new membership this year with 22 companies joining in the last six months. Already representing more than 80 per cent of the value of the global broadcast technology market, the new membership shows a shift in focus, from traditional broadcast technology to the connected world and media sectors.
Recent additions are located across the UK, Australia and North America, and include US based companies Video Clarity and Vidpresso; the largest telecommunications and media company in Australia, Telstra; and UK based content distribution innovator, Yospace. Vitec Group company Camera Corps, is also among the companies to join the IABM from the UK.
Peter White (pictured), IABM chief executive said: “We’re always thrilled to welcome new companies into the association. Our membership represents the diversities in the market and the latest influx of new members reflects the changes the industry is going through. We have seen significant interest recently from companies operating in the new media and the connected world spaces, who all recognise the value of the services we provide.
“The industry transition has been reflected in this year’s Design and Innovation Awards. There is a strong emphasis on innovation and those creative solutions that bring real value to end users.”
The Design and Innovation awards will cover all aspects of the broadcast workflow, from acquisition of content at the front end, to playout and delivery, and winners will be announced at IBC 2014.