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Ericsson Gives Nod To Selino For Mediaroom IPTV

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ABC Blazing Trail To Brave New IP World

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.

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ABC To Move To Cloud-Based Master Control

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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH CHARLIE VOGT

No Doubt About It: Future of TV, Imagine Is IP

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.

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

IP-Enabled Workflow Advances Set For NAB

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.

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

4K, File Formats Challenge Editing Workflow

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.

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Imagine’s Charlie Vogt a Hall-of-Famer

Imagine Communications Buys RGB Networks

The purchase will strengthen Imagine’s lineup of video playout and distribution solutions.

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Frost & Sullivan Honors Imagine Communications

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Imagine Communications Takes Tech Emmy

Richards Group Selects Imagine Communications

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 Adds OpenTV’s Advanced Ad Unit

Imagine says the investment strengthens its advertising business systems portfolio in key market segments and will accelerate development of next-generation advertising management platforms.

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Imagine To Replace All Routers At Australia’s ABC

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Tech Data To Offer Imagine Communications’ Gear

Imagine Communications Adds Xenio Workflow Mgr.

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 […]

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Imagine Communications Unveils The Selenio X10

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Imagine Comm. Unveils MediaCentral Framework

Harris Broadcast Splits Into Two Companies

Harris Broadcast, a portfolio company of The Gores Group, announced today it would split into two companies,Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Imagine Communications will focus on video and multimedia software and processing products for media, broadcast, MSO and government and enterprise customers. GatesAir will target over-the-air broadcast technology and return to the Gates name, one of the premiere brands in the history of broadcasting.

Harris Buys Imagine Communications

California-based Imagine Communications specializes in digital video solutions for online providers and TV Everywhere applications.

With Acquisition, Harris Broadcast Eyes OTT

Harris Broadcast, looking to make a splash in the TV everywhere and over-the-top sector of the media industry, acquired San Diego-based Imagine Communications, the company announced today. The acquisition allows Harris to update its Selenio product with adaptive bit rate transcoding, a neccessity in the OTT and TV everywhere space.

IBC 2011: Imagine Products Preview

2011 IBC Show Preview Imagine Communications Stand 3.A15j Imagine Communications, a provider of advanced digital video solutions, will demonstrate solutions for TabletTV streaming, including its new ICE Streaming System, for streaming live multi-format video to multiple tablets. Imagine’s ICE Streaming System is a new network-side transcoding video processing platform that allows multi-screen service providers to […]

Imagine Comm. Intros ICE Broadcast System 4.0

Imagine Communications, a provider of advanced digital video solutions, announced version 4.0 of its ICE Broadcast System, an upgrade to its video processing platform. Imagine plans to demonstrate ICE Broadcast System 4.0 at NCTA’s The Cable Show in Chicago, June 14-16, in booth ES-55. The ICE Broadcast System platform is a multi-codec, multi-rate, multi-resolution video […]

Imagine Communications Names Sykes VP, Sales

Imagine Communications, a provider of advanced digital video solutions, today announced the appointment of telecommunications veteran David Sykes as vice president, sales.  He will report directly to Imagine’s CEO Richard Stanfield and lead the company’s sales team. “David has an impressive and successful track record growing telecommunications companies, and we’re pleased to have him join […]