Archive | June, 2012

Autodesk Bullish on 2013 But Media & Entertainment Division Lags

19 Jun

Autodesk reaffirmed its business outlook for the second quarter and full year fiscal 2013, initially provided on May 17, 2012. Net revenue for fiscal 2013 is expected to increase by at least 10 percent compared to fiscal 2012.  However the Media & Entertainment (M&E) Division declined 5% — this division is responsible for animation and finishing products like Maya, 3dsMax and Smoke.

Video Compression Encoders – Trends in Broadcast Pro Video

13 Jun

According to the new 2012-2013 Broadcast Pro Video Encoders Report, encoders/decoders will have a long-term placement in all six vertical markets for many years to come. Wireless and Web-based distribution will command the biggest share of the demand. Products will evolve even more as people embrace the more economical Cloud-based products.  The report details market size, by vertical end-user sector, as well as providing brand shares, competitive analysis and future forecasts.


Belden Emerges as Miranda Buyer

5 Jun

After months of deliberations, Belden has entered into a definitive agreement to make an all-cash offer to acquire Miranda Technologies for C$17 Canadian per share, representing a C$345M valuation. The offer is supported by the Miranda board and will be presented to Miranda shareholders for approval.  If approved, Belden will emerge as a major player in the broadcast & pro video marketplace, from their historical perception as a provider of cable and wire. In 2010 Miranda acquired IT-based playout pioneer OmniBus Systems and in 2008 acquired routings switcher provider Nvision. This announcement is the culmination of a process of “strategic evaluation”  conducted by Miranda management and shareholders since early this year ( see Miranda “Shtum” on Potential Sale and Miranda Shareholder Calls for New Directors) […]