Earlier Today in Amsterdam, the IBC conference kicked off. After opening up their conference bags, over 1.500 delegates found the first edition of the Video Delivery Landscape booklet: A 80+ page companion booklet to go with Divitel’s third Video Delivery Landscape poster. This overview of 200+ of the most important brands, products and companies in video delivery technology is now available online, as well as in print throughout the IBC 2017 exhibition space, which opens up Tomorrow. In less than a year, the Video Delivery Landscape went from an internal tool to keep tabs on the many vendors in video delivery technology, to a true industry phenomenon. In its current, third iteration, the landscape features over 200 of the most interesting, important and exciting companies in video delivery technology Today. If you want to get your hands on the poster straight away, go here. This latest version of the landscape, specifically crafted to coincide with the IBC conference and exhibition in Amsterdam, is more than just a poster though.
New: The Video Delivery Landscape BookletFor this edition, the landscape has a companion: The Video Delivery Landscape booklet. You can get that here. In 88 pages, you’ll read up about every single one of the 200+ entries on the Video Delivery Landscape poster. If you want to make sure that you always receive the latest version of both the poster and the booklet, leave your email address on the Video Delivery Landscape page on the Divitel website.
What Changed in the IBC edition of the Video Delivery Landscape?Well, obviously the poster is now accompanied by a booklet, which is a big change. There’s more, though:
- Roughly half the companies in the poster and booklet are now self-reported. They sent us the company description that you’ll find in the booklet, as well as the categories under which they felt they should be listed. For this version, we copied all that information verbatim. More on that in a bit.
- We added two new categories: Controllers, including voice- and home assistants and Payments, billing and subscriptions. Both are included in response to community requests.
- There are almost twice as many entries in the Video Delivery Landscape than there were in the second edition.
Some Additional Questions and Answers:Where did this thing come from? It evolved from an internal tool stitched together from company Excel sheets to show new hires the width of our ecosystem. After aggregating all that data, it seemed like something the rest of the industry could benefit from as well, so we decided to turn it into something everyone can access. How often do you update the Landscape? Three times a year: Once at the start of the year, once for ANGACOM in Cologne and once for IBC. For the IBC edition of the Video Delivery Landscape, we also release a companion booklet. There seem to be an awful lot of entries this time… Yes. This is the first time we produced a booklet to go with the Landscape poster. To ensure that the company details in the booklet were as complete as possible, we allowed video delivery technology vendors to supply us with these descriptions themselves, as well as self-report the categories in which they should be listed. We’re not entirely sure that we’ll go this route again for the next version of the Landscape, as every company has their own idea of what a category description actually means. This, in turn, makes that some of the categories now group together companies that we wouldn’t have grouped together if we were curating 100 percent of the information ourselves. All of that being said, the Landscape is still just a snapshot. The total video delivery technology landscape is much more crowded and fragmented, which brings us to the next question: What exactly does Divitel have to do with any of this? Traditionally, we’re system integrators for video delivery technology. Not just any system integrator, though. Through our Consultancy efforts, we advise broadcasters, operators and content owners on complex video delivery technology challenges, but we also design and build video delivery solutions featuring the technology on this Landscape for companies around the globe. More and more, we then manage these solutions through our managed services for TV operators, allowing our clients to focus on product development and differentiating their business, without worrying about the underlying technology. We do the same through our TV and Video Application Lifecycle Lab, which allows us to perform rapid automated testing for TV and video applications, greatly improving time-to-market and quality of service for our customers. Where do I leave feedback? You can always mail us at [email protected] or reach out directly to your Divitel contacts. We’re always happy to hear any comments, answer questions or consider changes to the Landscape.
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