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The media and broadcast industry is developing rapidly, meaning companies are facing new challenges and dealing with more complex issues. The need for performance has never been greater.

Sigma has a range of software solutions designed for the media sector. Perfect if you work in any of these industries:

  • Film
  • TV
  • Animation
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Radio
  • Advertising
  • Publishing

UK Media Consumption Survey: Key Points

Media Tracker is a joint report released by KPMG and Markit.
This report from 2015 has shown the following trends in the industry.

KPMG Survey

Seismic shift in media consumption patterns across the UK

KPMG Survey

Access to multiple devices is commonplace across all UK households and not simply confined to the young, or highest income group

KPMG Survey

Rapid technological take-up has also spread viewing of 'catch-up TV' to multiple devices, but divergent preferences and habits persist between younger and older viewers

KPMG Survey

Tablets are the clear winner in terms of expected uptake over the next six months, and rising numbers of people are likely to access 'catch-up TV' and online news from their devices

KPMG Survey

Future consumption of online news is a trend among the youngest age groups and highest income groups, continuing the shifts away from reading print media

Ensure your customers are enabled for success with these strategic solutions from Sigma.

Media Sector Solutions from our Vendors

ABBYY FineReader

Archive video fast!

Did you know Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology can be used by the media industry for archiving video? ABBYY FineReader Engine, for example, has been integrated within Solutions for Media's (S4M) Video Preview Management System (VPMS), a product currently in use by major German television companies. VPMS is a Video Content Management System for professional creation, management, editing and distribution of digital videos. S4M integrated ABBYY technology in order to recognise and record key video text used for classifying and sorting video footage. A version of S4M's VPMS system integrating FineReader OCR is currently being used by German cable TV channel RTL.

ABBYY FineReader Case Study - PDF 84KB


For Media customers, IP is everything! Protect their assets with Becrypt.

Businesses are leaving themselves exposed to unnecessary levels of risk because of a failure to protect their valuable data. Despite the huge amounts of money spent on cyber security, significant numbers of businesses are suffering potentially critical losses because of their failure to adequately protect their data, for example, data retrieved from a misplaced laptop or a disgruntled employee copying trade secrets on to a portable device.

Don't let your customers be in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Advise them to install the Becrypt estate to protect their IP.

Read more about Becrypt on their showcase page.


See how KSPS TV Station uses Diskeeper to keep all their computers in top shape with the need for manual storage clean up.

Condusiv Case Study - PDF 259KB


Delphi 10 Seattle
The Ultimate Application Development Platform for Windows 10, Mac, Mobile, and IoT

Embarcadero® Delphi® 10 Seattle is the fastest way to build and update data-rich, hyper connected, visually engaging applications for Windows 10, Mac, Mobile, IoT and more. Quickly and easily update VCL and FMX applications to Windows 10 with the new Windows 10 VCL Controls, Styles, and Universal Windows Platform services components.

Delphi in action
Image-Line Software Synopsis

Image-Line Software is a Belgian-based creator of FL Studio, one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) available on the market for creating music. FL Studio is installed more than 30,000 times per day (more than 10 million installations a year) by users in more than 200 countries, including power users such as Avicii, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Mike Oldfield. The FL Studio project contains more than 2.5 million lines of code and more than 300 assembler functions for the digital signal processor. When Image-Line transitioned from video to music, they decided to switch to Delphi from Embarcadero as its software development platform of choice. Delphi’s 64-bit compiler and native support for OS X creates speed and efficiency, and that music to Image-Line and their millions of customers.
Image-Line Software Synopsis Case Study - PDF 600KB

bit Time International
bit Time uses Delphi XE2 DataSnap Connectors and InterBase database for android development to create Connect 4 android game. Connect 4 has been downloaded 50,000 times and their players are from all around the world.
bit Time Case Study

Stop Motion ProStop
Motion Pro uses Delphi to deliver stop motion animation software to film production companies around the world. Stop Motion Pro has been used in movies such as "Wallace and Gromit" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits".
Stop Motion Pro Case Study

Intel Software

Video is the largest and fastest growing category of Internet traffic and as the industry transitions to OTT, HEVC and VP9/10, video solution providers need economical, fast, high-density transcode, and quality/analysis tools to stay competitive.

The Intel® Media Server Studio product family has multiple products for these needs. Supports Linux* and Windows Server*.

Intel® Media Server Studio
Provides a Media SDK, runtimes, and advanced performance and quality analyser tools for developing enterprise-grade media solutions on Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Core™ processor based platforms. Get premium performance, video quality and compliance.
Intel Media Server Studio Sales Sheet - PDF 2.3MB

Intel® Video Pro Analyzer
Improve video quality with advanced video analysis software tools for HEVC, VP9, AVC and MPEG-2 video coding standards. Provides deep inspection of the entire decoding process, statistics extraction, test and debug media encoders; analyze streams, and more.
Intel Video Pro Analyzer Product Brief - PDF 1.1MB

Intel® Stress Bitstreams and Encoder
Ensure robustness of HEVC and VP9 decoders. Validate and debug enterprise-grade media products; ensure performance with memory bandwidth stress streams. Create custom bitstreams for testing. Accelerate test validation cycles and speed time to market.
Intel Stress Bitstreams and Encoder Product Brief - PDF 1MB


LoadUI Pro
Cisco develops applications that allow cable television operators to deliver video to their customers via televisions, computers and smart devices. Find out how LoadUI Pro helps Cisco to create, configure and redistribute application load test interactively and in real-time.

Case Study - Cisco - PDF 638KB

Visicom was looking for a tool to determine slow performance when displaying routines. They needed a profiling and debugging tool to help them find the problem. Find out how they’re using AQtime to find bottlenecks and performance issues.

Case Study - Visicom Media

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