Why Media Is a Important Part of Green ICT
Our definition of ICT is very inclusive. Every industry that deploys digital infrastructure is in the mix. Broadcast television, for example, has ICT-intensive facilities (stations, studios, etc.), global-spanning communications networks, and edge products (TVs) in over a billion homes. The global television audience is greater than the smartphone base - and will be that way even in 2020!
Add radio to the mix and the number of consumer broadcast products on there - radios, televisions, STBs, etc. - is greater that that of smart phones. All these facilities, infrastructure, and gear have the same issues of resource consumption, toxic emissions and e-waste...and the same opportunities to become cleaner and more efficient in line with industry markets and regulators.
Traditional TV sets now represent only 24% of media players, but this is la somewhat irrelevant distinction. Television sets are morphing into smart, two-way , connected displays. Soon, the definition of a television will be "a large, very-bright, higher-definition digital display engineered to be comfortably viewed by multiple people in a room". The biggest, brightest screen you own among many.
This screen, like all others, will still need content This is way we include the digital content creation segments - studio and field production, postproduction, etc. - in Green ICT along with broadcast These business process digital data with digital tools and distribute digitally.
Green ICT is a big tent. Click on the "Green Media" tag above learn more about sustainability in all the segments of the media industry.
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