Ingest Solutions Market: Overview
Ingest solutions streamline the broadcasting process by seamlessly transferring video and audio content between network folders, servers, editors, and other devices. Ingest solutions provide the framework to collect, import, load, process, integrate, and transfer broadcasting content from diverse data sources. Some of the data sources include regional offices, central servers, studios, live feeds, and social media. Ingest solutions decrease the requirement of broadcasting infrastructure and human interference by automating the repetitive tasks and generate multiple content formats and resolutions in a single step. Ingest solutions provided by several market players are compliant with HD and SD television operations. Some features of ingest solutions include frame lossless operation, instant response time, wide content format support, and excellent reliability. Furthermore, the solutions support multi profile, multi-channel recording such as Serial Digital Interface (SDI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), analog composite, and component. Moreover, ingest solutions automate clip naming, accelerates turnaround time, and facilitates multisite media playback. Numerous solutions provided by market players also support a wide range of broadcast codecs and formats including Sony XAVC-I and XAVC-L MPEG-4, and Panasonic AVC-LongG.
Ingest Solutions Market: Drivers and Restraints
The broadcasting industry has witnessed significant transformation in terms of technology adoption, government regulations, and changing viewer preferences in the last few years. Market players are focusing on providing technologically advanced solutions with extensive range of formats and codec support in order to cater to the demand. In January 2017, a leading ingest solutions provider, Metus, updated its “Metus INGEST” solution with GPU-based JPEG2000 codec support. Switch to on-demand digitized content and benefits such as content format independence are anticipated to drive the ingest solutions market during the forecast period. Expansion of the subscription-based content delivery model has led to consumers increasingly accessing large content on demand, on the go. Furthermore, proliferation of mobile devices and strong internet connectivity has enabled digital over-the-top (OTT) players, such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, to gain stronghold in the market. Emerging economies in Asia Pacific such as China and India have witnessed strong adoption of wireless internet connectivity technologies including 3G and 4G. This is expected to generate strong demand for on-demand content and present lucrative opportunities for the ingest solutions market in the region during the forecast period.
Ingest Solutions Market: Segmentation
The global ingest solutions market can be segmented based on application, deployment, and geography. In terms of application, the ingest solutions market can be categorized into TV stations, post production facilities, government and military, educational, medical, live production companies, content houses, and media distribution companies. In terms of deployment, the ingest solutions market can be bifurcated into on-premise and cloud-based. Significant adoption of cloud computing technologies from various industries, including broadcasting, is expected to fuel the cloud segment, in terms of revenue, in the near future. Based on geography, the global ingest solutions market can be segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to hold significant share of the ingest solutions market from 2018 to 2026, as the region is an early adopter and is home to major ingest solutions providers.
Ingest Solutions Market: Key Players
Leading players are adopting various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, due to the presence of a significant number of players in the ingest solutions market. Furthermore, global players are forming strategic alliances with regional players in order to strengthen their market position in various geographies. In June 2018, NEP Group completed the acquisition of Telerecord, an outside broadcast solutions provider based in Italy. Prominent players operating in the global ingest solutions market include Metus, Zaloni, x-dream-distribution GmbH, VSN S.L., Avid Technology, Inc., MOG Technologies, NEP Group, Inc., Dalet S.A., TransMedia Dynamics Ltd., Harmonic, Inc., Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, and Woody Technologies.
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