Episode 12

December 30, 2021

00:36:53

What Can We Learn From the US?

What Can We Learn From the US?
The Integrated Home
What Can We Learn From the US?

Dec 30 2021 | 00:36:53

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Show Notes

This industry began life in the US.

It's still the biggest, single territory for professional home integration so what can we learn from what's going on there?

We talk to John Sciacca a respected industry journalist and influencer, as well as a Principal at home integration company, Custom Theater And Audio in South Carolina, to find out about the trends driving his business. 

We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema. 

 

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