Top 7 Resources for AV News

The audiovisual world is constantly evolving and changing. In many ways, being a part of an industry that never settles is a great thing, because there’s always something new to pique your interest. But, for anyone involved, either as a professional, a consumer, or a hobbyist, that means there’s an awful lot to keep up with.

Particularly for those who want to stay ahead of the curve, trying to remain up-to-date can seem like a daunting task. Not to worry, though, because there are some great online platforms for AV news that will help you do exactly that.

What Are the Best AV News Resources?

If you want to know all about the emerging trends and major scoops as they happen, then check out this round-up of some of the best AV news outlets and blogs on the internet right now.

1.      AV Network

For a thorough and well-rounded insight into the AV industry, look no further than AV Network. Although it’s based in the US, its focus is far broader, spanning different countries and topics that include new product analysis, exciting partnerships, and events updates.

Its online platform is updated regularly, so you can expect to see several posts go online every single day. One of the reasons it is so prolific is the fact that AV Network actually incorporates several different big-name AV organizations, which cater to slightly different audiences. Systems Contractor News, for example, is directed at integrators and consultants, while AV Technology and EduWire are all about pro-AV news.

The site is supported by its audience, but that doesn’t mean that you have to pay to access it. In fact, its articles are completely free to read. Instead, AV Network may earn a commission when a reader purchases through a link on their site.


2.      AVIXA

If you know the name AVIXA (which stands for Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), you’ll probably know it first and foremost as the producer of North America’s largest pro-AV trade show, InfoComm. However, in addition to its pre-eminence as the creator of high-profile AV events and experiences, AVIXA also posts handy, up-to-date news.

Sharing news articles, videos, market intelligence reports, and more, AVIXA is a trusted resource for professionals wanting access to quality content that can advance their industry-specific knowledge. They post fairly regularly, too, so there’s plenty to get stuck into.

Unfortunately, though, not all of AVIXA’s resources are free. While anyone can read its articles, more in-depth analysis will often only be made available to members. While that may be cause for disappointment, you could think of it more as an opportunity. With a community of more than 11,400 members, an AVIXA membership might just help you make new, valuable connections.

3.      AVNation

AVNation is an educational network of AV professionals, all of whom are committed to advancing the industry through the sharing of knowledge. As such, its news section, which is accessible to people in its native North America as well as the wider world, is full of reliable and interesting insights.

With several articles going live every week, readers can expect to find details of new technological advancements, business news, and case studies, all available in the one place on AVNation’s website. They also produce and host webinars and deliver live streams of some of the most important industry events, so there’s loads of interesting stuff to choose from.

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If that wasn’t enough, you’ll get access to this broad range of enlightening information without having to spend a penny. So, keep an eye on the site if you want to stay up-to-date with exciting educational events and hear about the industry’s biggest success stories. Or, sign up for one of their newsletters to get updates delivered straight to your inbox. 

4.      proAV

Primarily a blended technology services provider, proAV also has a handy news and resources section on its website. Run by a team that has been recognized as the “most certified in Western Europe,” you can rest assured that the content you read will be accurate and of the highest quality.

Unfortunately, they don’t post all that regularly, and when they do they often link out to longer stories in other publications. But, their curated newsfeed is a great place to visit if you want to find out about exciting launches and successful installations, as well as company-related news and announcements.

All of this is free for all readers, too. So, if it’s short, sweet, and specific AV news you’re after, then proAV is worth a look.

5.      AV-iQ

Trusted by industry big-hitters including Panasonic and ClearOne, AV-iQ is primarily a database of AV product information. In fact, it’s the biggest database of AV product information ever assembled, with the aim of raising the profile of installers, designers, and sales professionals at the start of their latest projects.

As well as its comprehensive product catalog, manufacturers database, and case studies, there is also an extensive news section, which is regularly updated. It’s easy to search for news in different categories, too, with different sections for manufacturer news, industry news, videos, and even a BIM library.

Find out all you need to know about the latest products to hit the market with detailed overviews and analysis, available for free on the AV-iQ website.


6.      AVNews

Across the pond, industry leaders in the UK and Europe can enjoy AVNews’s informative content, created specifically for AV professionals. The platform’s end goal is to bring consultants and technology specialists closer to the vendors and distributors who need them, by highlighting the best in the business. In drawing attention to industry leaders and new talent alike, AVNews encourages a thriving, productive community.

Its freely available news articles and features focus on new launches, industry milestones, and interesting market initiatives. There’s a bimonthly AVNews magazine, too, which you can also access for free on their website, featuring the most timely and relevant AV stories from in and around Europe.

So, if you’re on the lookout for well-curated news to accompany your regular stream of of-the-moment updates, then AVNews might just be the platform for you.

7.      TechRadar

Available in countries across the world, from Canada to Australia and many more in between, TechRadar is a UK-based news and reviews website. It promises to tell the truth about the latest gadgets in various different categories, including phones, TVs, laptops, and (you guessed it) audiovisual technology.

Offering at-home AV fans and industry professionals alike an honest look at how new products are being received, it’s a great resource for those hoping to find out more about what’s on the market right now.

Plus, if you wanted to take a closer look at the wider tech industry, you can explore the rest of the TechRadar website, and do so for free. As such, it’s perfect for users who want to build a clear and comprehensive picture of the AV and related technology markets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you wanted to know more about the best sites for the latest AV news, check out our frequently asked questions.

What Is the Biggest AV Site?

While it’s hard to say what the biggest AV news site is in terms of readers, with its 11,400 members, AVIXA appears to be one of the most successful online hubs for AV information and education.

Are AV Sites Reliable in General?

Yes, most AV sites are reliable, because they tend to be managed by leading industry professionals or knowledgeable consumers. However, if you want to be sure you’re getting reliable information, check out each site’s “About Me” section.

What Is the Most Reliable AV Site?

Content that is created and curated by industry professionals is likely to be the most reliable. So, sites such as AVNation and proAV can be considered particularly trustworthy.


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