In a survey of more than 650 broadcast and media professionals worldwide, Haivision has found 65 per cent have already migrated at least part of their broadcast infrastructure to IP, despite challenges including dealing with budget limitations and the complexities of transitioning workflows.
The company’s third annual Broadcast IP Transformation Report highlights key industry trends, insights, and the technologies driving IP and cloud adoption by broadcasters.
Key findings include:
- Broadcasters are forging ahead with IP transformation: 65 per cent of those surveyed have already migrated at least part of their broadcast infrastructure to IP, despite challenges including dealing with budget limitations and the complexities of transitioning workflows.
- The future is hybrid: Of those surveyed, 60 per cent believe that the future will involve employing new hybrid workflows with a growing mix of on-premise, IP, and cloud technologies for both on-site and remote staff.
- The internet is fueling live production: 79 per cent of broadcasters are relying on the internet for contributing video to live production workflows. The internet and low latency video streaming are also instrumental in decentralising remote production, enabling staff and talent to work from anywhere.
- 5G continues as the biggest technology trend impacting the industry: For the third consecutive year of the report, and with 68 per cent of the vote, 5G tops the list of technologies that will most impact broadcasters within the next five years. 5G is poised to make high bandwidth, low latency internet access ubiquitous and extend IP-based workflows for any type of live event.
- SRT is the most widely used transport protocol: The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open-source protocol is now employed by 63 per cent of the broadcasters surveyed, overtaking the legacy RTMP protocol as the most commonly used method of transporting video over IP.
“The last two years have brought rapid and lasting changes to the way television broadcasters contribute, produce, distribute, and deliver content,” said Marcus Schioler, VP of marketing, Haivision. “This year’s survey results give us a clearer understanding of how broadcasters are adapting to their new hybrid reality, whether it’s how and where they work or what technologies they use. The key to their success will rely on how flexible and agile they can make their broadcast workflows.”
The full report is available to download here.