Technology: Empowering Broadcast TV

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The 2021 NAB Show was cancelled. Then came IBC, in Amsterdam.


By December 22, Twitter, T-Mobile and the parent of Facebook had pulled out of CES 2022. Then came iHeartRadio, and P&G.

Despite the dark clouds, there was no hard stop on product rollouts and big plans for the year ahead from broadcast media’s biggest technology partners. RBR+TVBR‘s all-new Winter 2022 Special Report, distributed digitally on January 24, 2022, offers exclusive insight and full details about their latest gadgetry and technological advancements key broadcast media tech companies are eager to show off.

Among the broadcast media tech players with new products they’re ready to share with radio and TV industry leaders is GatesAir. In late October 2021, GatesAir added audio processing to its Intraplex IP and Cloud Transport products. For those asked to sign off on a purchase order, cost savings is certainly a big selling point when it comes to auxiliary equipment. But, how does CEO Bruce Swail explain to the C-Suite executive who may not understand what this technology advancement brings to broadcast media means in layman’s terms?

Swail points to the two-year growth of the Ascent product line, which was officially introduced at the NAB Show in 2019 — the last Las Vegas gathering.

On the subject of monitoring and compliance, broadcast monitoring and analysis-focused technology firm Qligent has seemingly been silent across 2021 when it comes to product development and updates to its existing process. “You’re right, we have been quiet,” notes CEO Brick Eksten.

That’s why NAB 2022 is the focal point of Qligent’s “pause,” one that serves as a way to look internally while reviewing the general transition of the market.

With the April affair in Las Vegas marking the “big return” for many a broadcast media technology vendor, as key withdrawals from CES 2022 emerged heading into Christmas, CP Communications has perhaps emerged as one of the more active players of late.

CEO Kurt Heitman is excited about what lies ahead for the company in 2022. That very much includes RF coordination, which CP has done “for many, many years,” he says.


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