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April 2, 2009

First Annual Broadcasting, Audio and Video Global Trends Report Released

--The NAB Show and D.I.S. Consulting Corporation release research report--

WASHINGTON, DC – The NAB Show and D.I.S. Consulting Corporation have announced the release of the first annual Broadcasting, Audio and Video Global Trends Report, a compilation in book form of 15 research reports across 15 market segments within the digital media space. The report is one in a number of initiatives, supported by the NAB Show and D.I.S. Consulting, to enhance the collection and distribution of research data of importance to the broadcast and digital media industries.

The global report includes an overview of worldwide trends affecting digital media, written by Douglas I. Sheer, CEO and chief analyst of D.I.S. Consulting. The report includes the following market research data and summary chapters:

  • Automation Not Played-Out
  • Second Wave of Servers Continues
  • Growth, not Compression, in Encoders
  • Storage Capacities Boom
  • What's New in News Workflow
  • Removable Media Invades Camcorders
  • Photo Pros Go Multimedia
  • Sports Market Scores Big
  • HD Drives Studio Camera Market
  • Editing Deeply Saturated Space
  • Video Graphics Growth Paints Mixed Picture
  • Video Lighting Steps Out of the Shadows
  • Switchers Attracting More Competitors
  • Radio - Realigning, Readjusting, and Resurgent
  • Year of the OX to Show Growth (special China report)

"The NAB Show is built to serve the digital media landscape, and this publication brings additional value to the marketplace. For NAB, it is important that we provide additional services to assist our customers during the Show and year round. We feel the market intelligence contained in this report will enable the likes of business executives, marketers and product managers to make more informed business decisions in relation to the Show and back in their offices," said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown.

Douglas I. Sheer, CEO and chief analyst for DIS Consulting Corporation, added "Our relationship with the NAB Show has spanned four decades, and last year was enhanced as we became a strategic partner of the Show. Our client base fills its halls. It seemed only natural that we collaborate with NAB to better serve those very same exhibitor companies with this special publication."

The report is complimentary for exhibitors of the NAB Show and NAB members. It is available for purchase at and will be on sale at the NAB Show Store at a 15 percent discount.

About DIS Consulting CorporationFounded in 1982, DIS Consulting Corporation is headquartered in New York City, with affiliates in Europe and Japan. They are the leading provider of global market research for the broadcast, professional video and audio industries. As a primary source of syndicated multi-client surveys, custom market research, and "bespoke" strategic consulting services, DIS Consulting counts over 1300 manufacturers as its clients.

About the 2009 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place April 18 - 23, 2009 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 20). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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