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Industry Insights: Distribution and delivery pros talk 2022 outlook

Earlier this year, NewscastStudio spoke with Hitomi director Russell Johnson to get his outlook on the upcoming year.

This Industry Insights roundtable features answers from those whose companies specialize in broadcast distribution and delivery including playout, streaming, file transfer and broadcast monitoring. Read the full article here >

What is your 2022 outlook?

We have an incredibly positive outlook for the year ahead. We are preparing to launch new latency feature for MatchBox, which measures the actual time of flight of video signals from the front of multiple cameras or at various points through the broadcast chain with millisecond accuracy. It has a wide range of applications.

What trends are you watching in 2022?

Sustainability is a huge area of focus for the industry, and many broadcasters and production companies have committed to ambitious sustainability objectives in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint. Solutions such as remote production, energy savings and offsetting carbon emissions are all very much in the mix. 

Any lasting lessons from 2021 to consider?

If you see a chance take it. Windows of opportunity can close very quickly with lockdowns, sickness, supply issues and event cancellations. Flexibility is more valuable than ever to both customers and employees in uncertain times which look like they will remain for a while.

How is the continued supply chain disruption impacting your business, if at all?

In 2021 with the effects of the pandemic continuing, Hitomi benefitted from the foresight of our decision to order ahead and to build extra units whilst this was possible. Certain key component parts continue to be difficult to obtain. We are quoting longer lead times but so far are able to deliver.

What’s your outlook on trade shows for the year ahead?

CES has set an example as to how large tradeshows can come back. In-person interactions are the lifeblood of our industry, and we are looking forward to more opportunities to meet people in-person at both regional and international shows. 

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