HD driving confidence to record highs among vendors

The latest quarterly survey of broadcast equipment suppliers finds confidence at an all-time high.

More than 73 percent of suppliers reported increased long-term confidence levels, a rise of 18 percent from the third quarter '06 IABM Industry Trends Survey findings and the highest level ever recorded. The main reason cited for supplier optimism is the worldwide transition to HD.

Ernst & Young conducts the quarterly trends analysis for the IABM. The association represents broadcast and media technology suppliers worldwide. Almost 60 suppliers from around the world participate in the survey, making it one of the most comprehensive of its kind.

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