BROADCAST & PROFESSIONAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT ANALYTICS, DATA AND RESEARCH

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Futuresource has tracked the broadcast and professional equipment business for more than 15 years and provides market sizing and industry forecasting services, complemented by informed strategic insights and independent business assessments. From acquisition through to final delivery, Futuresource covers product areas throughout the entire broadcast chain. Viewed alongside the CE services, this affords Futuresource a complete view of the industry from 'glass to glass'; from content production to consumption, resulting in a unique strategic view of the market.

Product Categories

  • Professional Camcorders

  • System/Studio & Box Cameras

  • PTZ Cameras

  • Digital Cinema Cameras

  • Video Drones

  • Professional Monitors

  • Video Servers

  • Contribution & Distribution Encoders

  • Transcoders

  • Routers

  • Multi-Viewers

  • Channel Branding

  • Video Infrastructure Products

  • Digital Ad-Insertion/Video Splicing


Services

We support clients through a range of ongoing syndicated tracking services, strategic multiclient (Hot Topic) reports and custom research and consulting projects.

  • Product Track - based primarily on actual vendor sell-in feeds, quarterly market sizing and forecasting segmented by country, brand and feature set.

  • Price Track - delivering product pricing captured from a wide range of key broadcast equipment resellers.

  • 'Hot Topic' Reports

  • Custom Research and Consulting - projects supporting your business decisions


Methodologies

We use a wide range of research methodologies, supplementing our in-house knowledge and expertise.

  • Direct data feeds from manufacturers providing quarterly sell-in by country by product

  • Expert interviews – face-to-face or telephone - with vendors, component suppliers, sales and rental channels, broadcasters, MSOs, online content providers, teleport operators/contribution, news/ENG, production companies, event videographers, freelancers, corporates, education, institutions, post houses and OB companies.

  • Focus groups bringing together end users and decision-makers to address industry topics or provide feedback on products or concepts.

  • Data collation combining publicly available data from industry associations, trade publications and company financial reports.


Why Futuresource?

  • 'Glass to Glass' methodology allows the industry to be viewed in its proper context - as one part of a wider chain.

  • We deliver a clear understanding of how broadcast and pro video products and services fit into the wider picture.

  • We help to clarify the nature of the changing end user and end customer base and the implications of new technology transitions such as UHD, IP, VR and OTT delivery.


Contact Us

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's suite of Broadcast Equipment services can benefit your business, contact:

Adam Cox

Senior Market Analyst

+44 (0) 1582 500 178

e: adam.cox@futuresource-hq.com

ACQUISITION

Acquisition is large and diverse subject and is arguably the most important area of the entire broadcast chain. The markets addressed by products in this area have long since expanded beyond the broadcast ecosystem, with professional grade video now the preserve of a widening spectrum of applications. As price points fall and the internet's appetite for video grows, the addressable market for professional video equipment will continue to grow.

Futuresource has a long history of tracking this area, with the range of camera markets being tracked ranging from professional and prosumer camcorders, to the latest pro 360 video cameras. Please note: all reports listed below include volume and value market sizing information unless otherwise stated.


SERVICES AVAILABLE

Within acquisition, Futuresource utilises a range of different methodologies, including telephone based primary research, data feeds direct from vendors and web-based price tracking.

  • Product Track - Broadcast & Video

    • Futuresource sizes, tracks and forecasts a wide range of acquisition equipment used in the broadcast and professional video industries, available on an annual basis unless specified.

  • Price Track - Broadcast & Pro Video

    • Futuresource tracks the channel pricing of pro camcorders at key dealers across the world on a monthly basis.

PRODUCT TYPE REGIONAL COVERAGE DATA SEGMENTATION
PRO CAMCORDERS
(Quarterly)
(EMEA Available on Monthly Basis)

Global (Excl. Japan)

NAm: Canada, USA

LatAm: Mexico, South America

EMEA: 36 countries including France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UAE, UK

APAC: 11 countries including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea & Sinapore

Brand, Connectivity, Data Rate, Definition, Form Factor, Lens, Mount, Price Segment, Sensor Size, No. of Sensors, Tape/Non-Tape, Wireless Capabilities, 2D/3D

PRO CAMCORDERS
(Monthly Price Tracking)

NAm: Canada, USA

EMEA: France, Germany, UAE, UK

APAC: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore

Brand, Model, Data Rate, Definition, Form Factor, Lens Mount, Price Segment, Sensor Size, No. of Sensors, Tape/Non-Tape, 2D/3D, Availability, Bundle Deal, Reseller

SYSTEM CAMERAS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand, Definition, Output Type, Price, Segment, Sensor Configuration

DSLRs & CSCs USED IN PRO VIDEO

USA, France, Germany, Russia, UK

Application, Brand, Product Type

DRONES USED IN VIDEO ACQUISITION

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand, Form Factor, Incl/Excl Camera Payload Capacity, Price, Software

BOX CAMERAS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand, Definition

PTZ CAMERAS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand, Connectivity, Definition, Sensor Configuration

DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERAS

Europe: Benelux, Czech Republic/Poland DACH, Rest of Eastern Europe, France, Iberia, Italy, Nordics, Turkey, UK

Brand, Connectivity, Data Rate, Definition, Form Factor, Lens, Mount, Price Segment, Sensor Size, No. of Sensors, Tape/Non-Tape, Wireless Capabilities, 2D/3D

VR/360 CAMERAS

Global

Integrated vs Rigs

PRODUCTION

'Production' covers a wide range of product areas and represents the equipment required for the production of live and non-live content with the exception of acquisition. This ranges from professional grade monitors, multi-viewers and contribution encoders to routers, video servers infrastructure products – the "glue" that ensures all the other equipment works together.

Futuresource's research and expertise spans the major product areas within the production environment, with Futuresource's knowledge of broadcasters and broadcast workflows helping to frame the research in its wider context. This is particularly true when it comes to the transition to IP – a shift that is affecting the whole live production industry and a trend that Futuresource has been following closely. Please note: all reports listed below include volume and value market sizing information unless otherwise stated.


SERVICE AVAILABLE

Within production, Futuresource uses a range of different methodologies, including telephone based primary research among vendors, resellers, integrators and end-user organisations and data feeds direct from vendors.

  • Product Track - Broadcast & Pro Video

    • Futuresource sizes and tracks a wide range of production equipment used in the broadcast and professional video industries, available on an annual basis unless specified.

PRODUCT TYPE REGIONAL COVERAGE DATA SEGMENTATION
PRO MONITORS
(Quarterly)

EMEA: 36 countries including France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UAE, UK

Aspect Ratio, Brand, Display Technology, Input Definition, Resolution, Screen Size, 2D/3D

PRO MONITORS
(Monthly Price Tracking)

NAm: Canada, USA

EMEA: France, Germany, UAE, UK

APAC: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore

Brand, Model, Screen Size, Technology, Input, Definition, Resolution, Aspect Ratio, Price Segment, 2D/3D, Availability, Bundle Deal, Reseller

MULTI-VIEWERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Application, Brand, Compressed/Basehand, IP/SDI

CONTRIBUTION ENCODERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Application, Brand, Codec, Definition

VIDEO SERVERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Application, Brand, Codec Type, Definition

DIGITAL AD INSERTION/SPLICING

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

ROUTERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

VIDEO INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCTS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

CHANNEL BRANDING

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

DISTRIBUTION

Distribution covers the final leg of the journey as content is delivered to consumers. Compression is key to this process and Futuresource's research focuses heavily on this topic, whether traditional, linear encoding or software-based off-line transcoding for VOD. Please note: all reports listed below include volume and value market sizing information unless otherwise stated.


SERVICE AVAILABLE

Within distribution, Futuresource utilises a range of different methodologies, including telephone based primary research and data feeds direct from vendors.

  • Product Track - Broadcast & Pro Video

    • Futuresource sizes and tracks a wide range of distribution equipment used in the broadcast and professional video industries.

PRODUCT TYPE REGIONAL COVERAGE DATA SEGMENTATION
DISTRIBUTION ENCODERS
(Primary & Secondary Distribution)

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand, Codec, Definition, Platform (Cable/Satellite etc), Software/Hardware

REALTIME, MULTI-FORMAT TRANSCODERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

OFFLINE TRANSCODERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

BROADCAST TRANSCODERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

ENTERPRISE ENCODERS

Global, Europe, North America, APAC, Rest of World

Brand

GET IN TOUCH

We would like to demonstrate our expertise to you.

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's suite of Broadcast Equipment services can benefit your business, contact:

Adam Cox

Senior Market Analyst

Futuresource Consulting

+44 (0) 1582 500 178

adam.cox@futuresource-hq.com