2023 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Reports Now Available

Josh Stinehour | November 14, 2023

2023 marks the 15th 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).

The survey has evolved each year based on stakeholder feedback, enabling us to consistently track the factors driving purchase decisions in the media technology sector for over a decade.

We will publish selected highlights from this year’s BBS reports on the Devoncroft website over the next weeks and months. These articles are posted 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 2023 BBS reports, please call or email us.


Three types of 2023 BBS reports are available for interested parties:

  • 2023 BBS Global Brand Reports: provide detailed 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
  • 2023 BBS Product Reports: provide detailed information from buyers, specifiers, and users of broadcast technology products in 30 separate categories (see full list below)
  • 2023 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 AI/ML, blockchain, Cloud-based services, IP-based technology infrastructure, UHD/4K, and Virtual Production (Volumetric).

The below table of logos (in alphabetical order) lists the technology vendor brands covered in the 2023 BBS.



Technology Product Categories & Vendor Brands Covered in the 2023 BBS, by Application Area

Acquisition & Production:

Cloud Production Systems
Grabyo, Grass Valley, LiveU, OBS, Simplylive (Riedel), Vizrt, 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, Simplylive (Riedel)

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

PTZ Cameras
BirdDog, Canon, Marshall Electronics, Panasonic, PTZOptics, Sony, Vaddio

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


Post Production:

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

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


Content Communications & Infrastructure:

Bonded Cellular
Dejero, aviwest (Haivision), LiveU, Mobile Viewpoint (Vislink), Teradek, TVU

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

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

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



Audio Consoles
AEQ, Avid, Axia, Calrec, DHD, Digico, Lawo, Solid State Logic, Studer (Evertz), Wheatstone, Yamaha

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

Intercom / Talkback
AEQ, Clear-Com, Riedel, RTS Intercom Systems, Telos, Unity Intercom

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
Adobe (Frame.io), Avid, Dalet, Evertz, EVS, Quantum (CatDV), Signiant, Tedial, Vidispine (arvato/S4M), Vizrt, VSN

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


Playout and Delivery:

ateme, AWS (Elemental), Bitmovin, Harmonic, MediaKind, Mux, OBS, 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:

Quality of Experience (QoE) Measurement
Bitmovin, Brightcove (Wicket Labs), Conviva, JumpTV, Media Melon, Mux, Nice People at Work

Quality of Signal (QoS) Measurement
Mux, Skyline, TAG, Telestream

Evertz, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, TAG

Test & Measurement
Leader, Phabrix, Rohde & Schwarz, Telestream


Managed Services

Public Cloud
Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure



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