IBC 2017 Recap:A harbinger of massive industry change

December 12, 2017  | Subscribers Only

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IBC 2017 was ostensibly dominated by a host of Android TV, voice control, analytics, and cloud DVR-related announcements. In actuality, virtually every announcement trumpeted at the show can be traced to a single, inexorable market reality. The Web Giants have indelibly made their mark on the video technology industry. In light of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Netflix's influence on service provider and video technology markets, the International Broadcasting Convention has become a misnomer. Henceforth, IBC will shed at an ever-increasing rate the mantle of its broadcast roots, and will gravitate toward streaming, IT, cloud, and OTT-centric applications.

Highlights:

  • Android TV is pulling at the thread of traditional, set-top software business models
  • As Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix jockey for market influence, voice control is fast becoming a beachhead
  • Incumbent video technology firms are scrambling to jump aboard the analytics bandwagon
  • Set-top connectivity has generated yet another point of market-entry for the Web Giants: the service provider network
  • Cloud agnosticism is the industry's new dogma

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Merrick Kingston

Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology

Mr. Merrick Kingston is a principal analyst at IHS Markit who contributes to broadband, connected home and video technology research.

Cecilia Zhu

Research Analyst, Service Provider Technology

Ms. Cecilia Zhu, research analyst at IHS Markit, contributes to analysis of video technology, video software security and analytics markets.

Po Li

Senior Research Analyst, Service Provider Technology

Ms. Po Li, a senior analyst at IHS Markit, covers the media transport, managed media and digital video technology markets.

Paul Erickson

Senior Research Analyst, Service Provider Technology

Mr. Paul Erickson, senior analyst at IHS Markit, drives connected device research and a range of topics for the broadband intelligence service.

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