7  Emerging Technologies and Standards

There are two things that are indisputable about the transition to digital broadcasting: change is the only constant and broadcast systems will continue to increase in complexity. As one moderator put it at a 2005 IBC session addressing the education of modern broadcast engineers, in 20 years they will look back and long for the days when systems were “simple”!

The media business is at a point of disruption; technology is advancing in complexity at an ever-increasing rate. It is important for a technology-dependent organization to stay ahead of this wave. Therefore, it is in a broadcaster’s best interest to keep an eye on emerging technologies and industry standards.

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