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Top 10 Broadcast Equipment and Playout Solutions Companies - 2022

Today’s growth in direct-to-consumer (D2C) offerings through over-the-top (OTT) services and multi-channel networks, along with traditional distribution routes, are contributing to the advancement of the broadcast equipment market. With growing cultural diversity across the U.S., the number of broadcast channels is rising drastically, further increasing the demand for broadcast equipment in the region. The broadcast equipment market is witnessing numerous mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations, boosting the need for digital broadcasting infrastructure, including antennas, switchers, servers, encoders, transmitters, and repeaters.

Organizations are now keen on evaluating cloud-based delivery and voiced plans to purchase cloud-based solutions and managed services. The cloud infrastructure costs have decreased, making cloud-based business models more practical and attractive as they help in asset management and monetization of content. At the same time, 5G is gaining prominence in the industry with untethered cameras being capable of roaming over wide areas and advantageous in covering geographically diverse events such as golf or motor racing. Also, they reduce equipment loadouts for all live event coverage and facilitate the move toward remote production.

As such, the technological transitions in the arena open up a universe of new possibilities for broadcast equipment providers to develop and introduce innovative solutions. This implies that businesses looking for competent solutions have to choose from a plethora of options.

To make this task easier and assist leaders in identifying the right broadcast equipment and playout solution providers, Media and Entertainment Tech Outlook presents to you, “Top 10 Broadcast Equipment and Playout Solutions Providers 2022.” A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, Analysts, and the Media and Entertainment Tech Outlook editorial board has selected the most promising broadcast equipment providers. In our selection process, we looked at the company’s offerings, core competency, news/ press releases, client testimonials, milestones, and other recognition.

    Top Broadcast Equipment and Playout Solutions Companies

  • BirdDog is a Broadcast Equipment provider that utilizes an NDI-based network to provide viewers worldwide with ultra high-quality videos.


  • Since Chyron first invented digital graphics for live broadcast in the 1960s, broadcasters have increasingly embraced the opportunity to enhance their stories with graphics and other live production tools. The company’s PRIME Platform allows clients to deploy almost any live production functionality seamlessly. Broadcast designers and operators can use this platform to create and play not only graphical overlays, but also populate large video walls of any aspect ratio, generate photo-realistic 3D augmented reality elements, and generate content for presenter-driven touchscreens.


  • Harmonic delivers ultra-high-quality video with their widely trusted appliances for broadcast and video streaming. With offices in over 25 locations and more than 1500 leading experts on board, the company is the solution partner of choice for 5000+ global media companies. Harmonic's solutions use cutting-edge broadcast and video streaming appliances developed in-house to offer ultra-high-quality video broadcasting capabilities to companies anywhere in the world. From media processing and distribution to contribution and playout, clients can choose from an array of on-premise and hybrid solutions designed to meet their unique requirements.


  • WiseDV is a worldwide leader in Playout technology, Ad Insertion technologies, and media transcoders, delivering end-to-end solutions for seamless viewing and monetization of video assets. WiseDV provides a new generation of hardware and software-based tools that can extend the lifecycle of existing broadcasting equipment or facilitate a smooth adoption of IP-based broadcasting. WiseTV Box is the company's fully-featured broadcast unit powered by 1 or 3 RU, 16 Core CPU, and Windows OS. As a high-end playout box for call letter stations, the solution can play both live and stored digital content and apply graphics on each output stream. At the heart of the WiseTV Box is WisePlay, a pre-configured video manipulation software platform. It can also be installed independent of the WiseTV box—on-premise or in the cloud. On the streaming front, WiseDV enables broadcasters to harness the full power of IP and deliver high-end OTT content via WiseOTT, a customizable, fully secured, cloud-enabled middleware for set-top boxes, Android, iOS, ROKU, and other smart TV platforms


  • Adtec Digital

    Adtec Digital

    Adtec Digital is a leading manufacturer of Broadcast, Cable, and IPTV products and solutions. With over 30 years of experience in compression and transmission technologies, Adtec Digital offers customers rock-solid engineering, powerful features, and unmatched customer service. Adtec strives to provide quality support to its customer base and knows that when questions arise, customers need access to resources and experts.

  • Evertz


    Evertz is a leading global manufacturer of broadcast equipment and solutions that deliver content to television sets, on-demand services, WebTV, IPTV, and mobile devices. Evertz has expertise in providing complete end-to-end broadcast solutions for all aspects of broadcast production, including content creation, content distribution, and content delivery. Evertz is an SMPTE Sustaining Member, considered as an innovator by is customers. Evertz delivers cutting-edge solutions that are unmatched in the industry in both hardware and software.

  • EVS


    EVS is globally recognized as the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions. The company's passion and purpose are to help its customers craft compelling stories that trigger the highest return on emotion. EVS' comprehensive range of solutions enables media companies and content creators to deliver the most gripping live sports images, buzzing entertainment shows, and breaking news content to billions of viewers every day – and in real-time. EVS' early years were marked by the pioneering work of the founding team in tapeless television technology and the launch of the iconic Live Slow-Motion (LSM) system, which rapidly became the standard replay technology for all broadcast sporting events across the globe.

  • Kino Flo Lighting Systems

    Kino Flo Lighting Systems

    Kino Flo Lighting Systems is at the forefront of LED design and manufacturing, creating a color-correct, color-stable line of tungsten and daylight LED emitters. The company has maintained color quality for more than three decades across all product models. From film to digital cameras to other color-critical industries such as smartphone calibration and art restoration studios, Kino Flow is recognized for its unrivaled color management. The company's lighting system, especially the world-famous 4Bank System, can be dismantled and assembled quickly to adapt to changing production challenges.

  • Sencore


    Sencore is an engineering leader in developing high-quality signal transmission solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, and professional audio/video markets. The company’s world-class portfolio includes video delivery products, system monitoring, and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment, all designed to support system interoperability and backed by best-in-class customer support. Sencore meets the rapidly changing needs of modern media by ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home.



    ZULLAVISION provides control over creative vision and budget from production to post with the touch of our game-changing wireless tablet that offers real-time monitoring, recording, and playback of single + multi-cam content. The company generates, and shares time-stamped notes and syncs the script to the recorded content. In addition, ZULLAVISION's cloud service enables real-time remote viewing (video+audio) of multi-cam content being created on set. The company is the creator of ShotGlass™ and provides workflow solutions for the media production industry.