Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications: “In the past few years, the conversation around transitioning from SDI to a hybrid or pure IP environment has shifted from ‘should I’ to ‘at what pace and what does my path look like.’ The data-agnostic nature of IT-based infrastructures has emerged as a must-have attribute for media companies that can no longer afford the wholesale replacement of purpose-built equipment with each incremental change in technology or video quality enhancement.”
The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation at this year’s event in Amsterdam. The LiveIP Studio, called the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its augmented […]
Imagine Communications is tackling the ad regionalization issue for broadcasters delivering their signal over the top, introducing a new service built on its Selenio Video Delivery Edge and dynamic ad insertion products that makes it possible for major networks to target advertising on a region by region basis.
Imagine Communications | Stand 4.A01 | Website: www.imaginecommunications.com Imagine Communications on Thursday introduced an extension to its unified distribution initiative focused on regional ad distribution. The Regional Advertising Distribution System (RADS) is designed to provide broadcast stations, MVPDs and cloud providers with the ability to increase ad-generated revenue through regional and localized targeting of commercials […]
Imagine Communications | Booth N2502 | Website: http://www.imaginecommunications.com/ On Sunday, Imagine Communications released a number of announcements at the NAB Show. They include: The introduction of the Selenio Video Delivery Edge (VDE), an HTTP-to-User Datagram Protocol (UDP) gateway that creates the opportunity for video service providers to reduce costs and the complexity of their networks […]
Perhaps the trends in master control that will receive the most attention at the NAB Show will be the role of IP transport as an attractive alternative to baseband signal distribution and routing. But also attracting attention in Las Vegas next week will be 4K Ultra HD, more tightly integrated master control and traffic workflows and VOD. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.
When it comes to video, no fewer than four different options for IP transport (plus a variety of protocols and standards) will be proffered as alternatives to SDI baseband transport at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month. From them, a few major themes are likely to emerge. For more information about IP newsgathering solutions at the NAB Show, click here. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.
This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is The Road To IP (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this […]
Imagine Communications on Tuesday introduced xG Schedule, a next-generation, cloud-based scheduling and planning system for linear, on-demand and digital platforms at the CABSAT 2016 tradeshow and exhibition in Dubai (booth ZA1 20). The latest innovation from the Imagine Communications revenue enablement portfolio provides broadcasters with a unified solution for leveraging content assets — from planning […]
Imagine Communications | Booth 1226 | Website: www.imaginecommunications.com Imagine Communications, a provider of video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, will exhibit solutions from its SDI and next-gen IP portfolio and delivering a presentation on the transition of media operations to generic computing environments at the […]
Vendors of programmatic supply-side platforms and technology are sensitive to broadcasters’ concerns about commoditizing valuable ad inventory, cannibalizing spot revenue and integration with sales and traffic software. This is Part II of a special report on TV sales. Part I, on the changing nature of TV selling, ran yesterday. See also an Open Mike on compensating new sales hires.
Imagine Communications, a global provider of video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, has expanded its advertising management solution portfolio with Landmark xG Open, a new, open API-based solution. Landmark xG Open lets media companies participate in sales via programmatic exchanges, optimizing and automating the sales […]
The companies will embrace the SMPTE 2022 and JPEG2000 as initial core standards for moving compressed IP signals and SDI and in an IP ecosystem.
Imagine Communications | Amtrium | Website: www.imaginecommunications.com Imagine Communications, a global provider of video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, is expanding its presence at the IBC 2015 Conference and Exhibition (Sept. 11-15), taking up exclusive residency in the newly constructed Amtrium at the RAI Amsterdam […]
The network is taking a big technological leap this fall, running its master control and routing functions with a cloud-based hybrid IP-baseband system with critical hardware and software products from Imagine Communications. While the network’s transition to a hybrid IP-baseband environment is profound, it will be completely transparent to ABC affiliates and O&Os, which will continue to receive a baseband signal via satellite as if nothing has changed. In the photo above, Disney/ABC’s Vince Roberts (l) and Imagine’s Charlie Vogt announced the decision to go IP at this year’s NAB Show.
To make the transition, Disney/ABC Television Group will use Imagine Communications’ VersioCloud, IP-enabled master control and playout software, replacing traditional broadcast master control that relies on various discrete pieces of technology, such as graphics and branding systems and playout servers. With this new cloud model, the network’s affiliates will continue to have the ability to do local inserts of their own news and other programming, commercials and promos.
Charlie Vogt, Imagine Communications’ CEO, says TV is inevitably moving from broadband to IP. He talks about his company’s strategy for enabling that transition, Imagine’s recent acquisitions and how it will be affected by the upcoming spectrum auction. He also emphasizes the importance of moving to the next-gen transmission system ATSC 3.0.
IP transport will touch so many aspects of television that it is positioned over time to supplant most everything people know and understand about TV workflows — from origination and contribution to distribution and consumption. The latest developments will be on display at next month’s NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 26: Audio; April 2: Automation. Read the earlier installments here.
TV stations are forced to deal with the arrival of new file formats at a dizzying pace. Fortunately for TV broadcasters, a number of vendors of broadcast editing systems have been at work on this problem, and some new approaches to grappling with it will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 19: The IP Transition; and March 26: Audio. Read the earlier installments here.
The purchase will strengthen Imagine’s lineup of video playout and distribution solutions.
Imagine Communications will supply independent branding agency The Richards Group with its Landmark Agency management system. The renewal contract extends a relationship dating back to the 1990s. By providing one centralized system designed to control business processes, Landmark Agency lets agency clients to monetize cross-platform campaigns in a multiscreen world. “For years, Imagine Communications has […]
Imagine says the investment strengthens its advertising business systems portfolio in key market segments and will accelerate development of next-generation advertising management platforms.
Imagine Communications, a provider of software and networking solutions, today unveiled the Xenio workflow manager, a software engine that lets broadcasters and service providers design, deploy and manage customizable software-defined workflows. “Xenio is a significant component of our Software-Defined Workflow road map, providing a framework that will serve as the underlying architecture for expanding Imagine […]