2019 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports Now Available

Josh Stinehour | August 26, 2019

The 2019 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports are available.

Now in its eleventh year, the Big Broadcast Survey remains the largest annual demand-side study of the global broadcast and media technology sector.

The 2019 BBS Reports were created after months of research, including interviews with technology end-users, global surveys of technology decision makers, analysis of the end-user responses, and visualization of the data collected.  Several thousand global technology professionals participated in the BBS during 2019, providing candid feedback on budgets, trends, technology deployments, and individual technology suppliers.

Based on feedback from technology vendors, media companies, and investors, we have updated the vendors, product categories, and market trends profiled in the 2019 BBS to better align with recent market developments.

The continual updates over the past decade have helped the BBS reports remain a critical reference for industry executives to improve strategic decision-making, customer engagement, marketing strategy, product planning, and sales execution.  In addition to technology vendor and service provider strategic planning, BBS reports are also used frequently for M&A and investment activities by both buyers and sellers.

Three types of 2019 BBS reports are available:

  • 2019 BBS Global Brand Reports: provides deep insight into how each more than 100 broadcast technology suppliers (see full list below) are perceived by market participants, along with comprehensive benchmarking of broadcast technology vendors on a wide variety of metrics
  • 2019 BBS Product Reports: provide detailed information from buyers, specifiers, and users of broadcast technology products in 29 separate categories (see full list below)
  • 2019 BBS Global Market Report: provides detailed information about industry trends, major projects being planned, current and future plant infrastructure, broadcast technology budgets, and planned deployment of new technologies including 4K, Cloud-based services, and IP-based technology infrastructure

For additional information on the 2019 BBS report, please call or email us.

We will publish selected highlights from this year’s BBS reports on the Devoncroft website.  These articles are posted on a semi-regular basis, so please check back often.

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We will also discuss the results during the upcoming Devoncroft Executive Summit | Amsterdam .

The below table of logos (in alphabetical order) lists the technology vendor brands covered in the 2019 BBS.


Technology Product Categories & Vendor Brands Covered in the 2019 BBS, by Application Area


Acquisition & Production:

ENG Cameras
Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony

Graphics & Branding
Adobe, Avid, ChyronHego, Imagine Communications, Ross Video, Vizrt

Large Format Single Sensor Cameras
ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, RED, Sony

Production Switchers
Blackmagic Design, For-A, Grass Valley, NewTek, Panasonic, Ross Video, Sony

Studio / System Cameras
Grass Valley, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony


Post Production:

Digital Audio Workstations
Ableton, Apple, Avid, Cakewalk, Propellerhead, Steinberg

Video Editing
Adobe, Apple, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Sony



Bonded Cellular
Dejero, LiveU, Teradek, TVU

IT Switch / Router
Arista, Cisco, HPE, Huawei, Juniper

Routing Switchers
Blackmagic Design, Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Ross Video

Signal Processing / Interfacing / Modular
AJA Video, Axon, Blackmagic Design, Evertz, For-A, Grass Valley, Imagine Communication, Lawo, Ross Video

Video Transport
Evertz, Harmonic, Lawo, MediaKind, Media Links, Net Insight, Nevion, Riedel, Synamedia



High Performance Shared Storage:
Avid, Harmonic, HPE, Dell EMC, NetApp, Quantum

Playout / Transmission Servers
EVS, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications

Production Servers
Avid, EVS, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Rohde & Schwarz



Audio Consoles
Allen & Heath, Avid, Calrec, Digico, Lawo, Soundcraft, Studer, Wheatstone, Yamaha

Intercom / Talkback
Clear-Com, Riedel, RTS Intercom Systems

AKG, Audio-Technica, beyerdynamic, DPA Microphone, Electro Voice, Marshall Electronics, Neumann, Rode, Schoeps, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony

Monitors (speakers)
Avid, Genelec, JBL, KRK Systems, Mackie


System Automation and Control:

Broadcast Business Management Systems
arvato/S4M, Imagine Communications, Operative, WideOrbit

Media Asset Management
arvato/S4M, Avid, Dalet, EVS, Imagine Communications, Prime Focus Technologies, Tedial, Vizrt, VSN

Playout Automation
Grass Valley, Imagine Communications

Workflow Orchestration / BPM
Aspera, Avid, Imagine Communications, Ooyala, Sony, Telestream


Playout and Delivery:

Encoding / Transcoding
ateme, AWS Elemental, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, MediaKind, MOG Technologies, Synamedia, Telestream

Integrated Playout (Channel in a Box)
Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Playbox

Comark, GatesAir, Hitachi, Nautel, NEC, Rohde & Schwarz


Test, Quality Control and Monitoring:

Axon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications

Test & Measurement
IneoQuest (Telestream), Leader, Phabrix, Rohde & Schwarz, Skyline, Tektronix, Witbe


Managed Services

Public Cloud
Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure



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