IABM Sees Unprecedented Growth in New Members in 2014 

Global companies from across the new media and connected world sectors boost the IABM membership base

The IABM has seen a significant increase in new membership this year with 22 companies joining in the last six months. Already representing more than 80% of the value of the global broadcast technology market, the new membership shows a shift in focus, from traditional broadcast technology to the connected world and media sectors.

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The recent additions reflect the association’s wide reaching global influence, with the latest members located across the UK, Australia and North America.  The new members include US based companies Video Clarity and Vidpresso, the largest telecommunications and media company in Australia, Telstra, and UK based content distribution innovator, Yospace.

In addition, Vitec Group company Camera Corps, the world leader in supplying speciality remote cameras and remote tracking systems, camera support systems and full service facilities to broadcasters of international and regional events, is among the latest companies to join the IABM from the UK.

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Shaun Glanville, business development director, Camera Corps said: “Being an IABM member is vitally important to us, as many of the association’s current members are also our key clients. The IABM have formed a central business community for the whole industry, it provides a very supportive and social environment in which we can engage with key opinion makers and gain vital feedback on our products and future developments.”

Peter White, IABM chief executive says: “We’re always thrilled to welcome new companies into the association. Our membership represents the diversities in the market and the latest influx of new members reflects the changes the industry is going through. We have seen significant interest recently from companies operating in the new media and the connected world spaces, who all recognise the value of the services we provide.

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“The industry transition has been reflected in this year’s Design and Innovation Awards. There is a strong emphasis on innovation and those creative solutions that bring real value to end users.”

The Design and Innovation awards will cover all aspects of the broadcast workflow, from acquisition of content at the front end, to playout and delivery, and winners will be announced at IBC 2014.

About the IABM:
The IABM is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, training, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis.

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