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Global Broadcast Switcher Market: Growing Popularity of T.V. Sets to Imbue Growth Opportunities, notes TMR

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The global market for broadcast switchers is somewhat fragmented, by virtue of the existence of a considerable number of market players, states Transparency Market Research (TMR).  In 2014, the topmost four companies accounted for a massive share of 46% in the global broadcast switcher market. These were Snell Ltd., Grass Valley, Panasonic Corporation, and Ross Video. Development of 4K resolution broadcast switchers has been a key area of focus for several market players. The adoption of business strategies such as collaborations, partnerships, acquisitions, product launches, and mergers is quite frequent in the competitive landscape of the global broadcast switchers market.                                                                

A number of novel broadcast switches are being recognized by regulatory bodies and related organizations. For example, in May 2017, Broadcast Pix™ announced that it won NewBay’s Best of Show Award at 2017 NAB Show conducted in the preceding month by TV Technology for its new product. The new integrated video production switchers’ family, BPswitch™ offers several advanced features. For instance, it allows complete access to clips, switching, CG, and robotic camera control from any smart devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. It is highly apt at delivering live production flexibility to video professionals. In 2015, the global broadcast switches market was pegged at US$1.45 bn. The global market for broadcast switchers is expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period 2015-2024, reaching US$2.47 bn by the end of 2024. 


Upgrading of Outdated Switches in North America Heralds Growth 

In 2014, North America emerged as the dominant regional segment in the global broadcast switchers market. The market in this region is being propelled by upgrading of outdated switchers, apart from extensive sports broadcasting and studio production. By application, the studio production segment held the largest share of 24.9% in the global broadcast switchers market. The remarkable growth of this application segment can be attributed to a high preference for studio production among business owners, by virtue of its capability of easily adapting to SD and HD content.  

Extensive Penetration of Television Sets Worldwide Infuses Demand 

The rising popularity of digital video services as well as growing penetration of television sets across developed and developing countries alike has been one of the major catalysts of the global broadcast switchers market. Several service providers are deploying broadcast switchers because of the complications associated with the broadcasting of high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) videos. The stiffened competition among the leading market players has also been aiding the progress of the global broadcast switchers market.

As the number of sports events which are being streamed are escalating to a great degree, the global broadcast switchers market is expected to reach a higher revenue by the end of 2024. Broadcast switchers is an excellent solution for transmitting seamless videos, which is essential in sports broadcasting. 

On the contrary, the global market for broadcast switchers is being restricted by the need for vast investments in equipment such as on-field audio recorders, camera control units, encoders, and light equipment cables. However, the market can recover from the loss incurred on account of this market restraint via substantial growth opportunities held by developing nations such as Brazil, Nigeria, Ukraine, India, and Mexico. 

The information presented in this review is based on a Transparency Market Research report, titled, “Global Broadcast Switchers Market (Product Type - Production Switchers, Master Control Switchers, and Routing Switchers; Application - Studio production, Production Trucks, News Production, Sports Broadcasting, and Post-production; Type of Ports - Uncompressed IP, Coaxial, and Compressed IP; and Video Resolution - 4K, 1080i, 1080p, and SD) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024”. 

Key segments of the Global Broadcast Switchers Market 

Global Broadcast Switchers Market, by Type 

  • Master Control Switchers Market Analysis, By Number of Ports
    • Less than 16 Ports
    • Between 16 to 40 Ports
    • More than 40 Ports 
  • Master control switchers 
    • Master Control Switchers Market Analysis, By Product Type
      • High-End Master Control Switchers
      • Mid-End Master Control Switchers
      • Low-End Master Control Switchers 
  • Production switchers 
    • Production Switchers Market Analysis, By Product Type
      • High-End Production Switchers
      • Mid-End Production Switchers
      • Low-End Production Switchers 
    • Production Switchers Market Analysis, By Number of Ports
      • Less than 16 Ports
      • Between 16 to 40 Ports
      • More than 40 Ports 
  • Routing switchers 
    • Routing Switchers Market Analysis, By Product Type
      • High-End Routing Switchers
      • Mid-End Routing Switchers
      • Low-End Routing Switchers 
    • Routing Switchers Market Analysis, By Number of Ports
      • Less than 50 Ports
      • Between 50 to 250 Ports
      • More than 250 Ports 

Global Broadcast Switchers Market, by Application

  • Studio production
  • Production trucks
  • News production
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Post-production
  • Others  

Global Broadcast Switchers Market, by Type of Ports

  • Uncompressed IP
  • Coaxial 
  • Compressed IP
  • Others 

Global Broadcast Switchers Market, by Video Resolution

  • 4K
  • 1080i
  • 1080p
  • SD 

Global Broadcast Switchers Market, by Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World 

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