2022 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports Now Available

Josh Stinehour | August 25, 2022

The 2022 Big Broadcast Survey Reports are now available.

This year marks the 14th consecutive year Devoncroft Partners has conducted the Big Broadcast Survey (BBS), which remains the largest annual demand-side study of the global broadcast and media technology sector. A special thanks to the several thousand global respondents to this year’s survey efforts (you will receive a copy of this year’s Executive Summary once the write-up is complete).

Each year we update the suppliers, product categories, and market data points profiled based on feedback from technology vendors, media companies, and investors. Last year’s feedback led us to continue to evolve the survey to track the next order effects of the media industry’s transition to next-generation technology infrastructure.

We will publish selected highlights from this year’s BBS reports on the Devoncroft website over the next weeks and months and will also review excerpts of the 2022 study at the upcoming Devoncroft Executive Summit | Amsterdam. Articles will post on a semi-regular basis, so please check back often.  To receive posts when published, please enter register with your email in the box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

For those parties interested in additional information on the full 2022 BBS reports, please call or email us.

Three types of 2022 BBS reports are available for interested parties:

  • 2022 BBS Global Brand Reports: provide deep insight into how each more than 100 media technology suppliers (see full list below) are perceived by technology buyers, along with comprehensive benchmarking of media technology vendors on a wide variety of metrics
  • 2022 BBS Product Reports: provide detailed information from buyers, specifiers, and users of broadcast technology products in 27 separate categories (see full list below)
  • 2022 BBS Global Market Report: provides detailed information about industry trends, major projects being planned, budget priorities, current and future plant infrastructure, media technology budgets, and planned deployment of new technologies including UHD/4K, Blockchain, Cloud-based services, IP-based technology infrastructure, and Virtual Production (Volumetric).

The below table of logos (in alphabetical order) lists the technology vendor brands covered in the 2022 BBS.


Technology Product Categories & Vendor Brands Covered in the 2022 BBS, by Application Area

Acquisition & Production:

Cloud Production Systems
Blackbird, Ephiphan, Grabyo, Grass Valley, OBS, Simplylive, Vmix

ENG Cameras
Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, Panasonic, Sony

Graphics & Branding
Adobe, Avid, Chyron, Evertz, Ross Video, Singular Live, Vizrt

Large Format Single Sensor Cameras
ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, Red Digital Cinema, Sony

Live Production Replay Servers
Avid, Evertz, EVS, Grass Valley

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

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


Post Production:

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

Video Editing
Adobe, Apple, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley


Content Communications & Infrastructure:

Bonded Cellular
aviwest, Dejero, LiveU, Mobile Viewpoint, Teradek, TVU

Contribution / Transport
Evertz, Haivision, Lawo, Media Links, Net Insight, Nevion, Riedel, Videon, Vitec Multimedia, Zixi

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

Signal Processing / Interfacing / Modular / Routing
Aja Video, Blackmagic Design, Evertz, For-A, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Ross Video



Audio Consoles
Allen & Heath, Avid, Calrec, Digico, Lawo, Solid State Logic, Soundcraft, Studer (Evertz), Wheatstone, Yamaha

Audio Monitors (speakers)
Adam, ATC, Barefoot, Dynaudio, EveAudio, Focal, Genelec, HEDD, JBL, Meyer, Neumann, PMC, PSI Audio

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

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



High Performance Shared Storage
Avid, Dell EMC, Editshare, NetApp, Quantum, Qumulo


System Automation & Control:

Broadcast Business Management Systems
Imagine Communications, MediaGeniX, Operative, Vidispine (arvato/S4M), WideOrbit

Media Asset Management
Avid, Dalet, Evertz, EVS, Quantum (CatDV), Tedial, Vidispine, Vizrt, VSN

Ateliere, Aspera (IBM), Avid, bebop, Dalet, SDVI, Sony, Telestream, TMD


Playout and Delivery:

ateme, AWS Elemental, Bitmovin, Harmonic, MediaKind, Mux, Syndamedia, Telestream

Amagi, ateme, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Communications, Playbox, Rohde & Schwarz, Vector3

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


Test, Quality Control and Monitoring:

Monitoring and Analytics
Bitmovin, Conviva, JumpTV, Media Melon, Mux, Nice People at Work, Skyline, TAG, Telestream

Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, TAG


Managed Services

Public Cloud
Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure



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