Imagine Communications Upgrades Thai PBS with Software-Defined Technology
Imagine Communications has upgraded an existing news, production and playout infrastructure at Thai Public Broadcasting Services (Thai PBS), the leading public broadcaster in Thailand. The state-of-the-art installation gives the broadcaster greatly increased flexibility, scalability and speed for an operationally agile and future-focused solution through the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware running Nexio®? software from Imagine. The new Imagine solution enables Thai PBS to put content on air faster and easier to meet its audience’s voracious need for news content.
Imagine Communications Demonstrates Practical Evolution Towards Advanced Technologies at CABSAT 2019
Imagine Communications experts will be on hand at CABSAT 2019 (12 – 14 March, Dubai World Trade Center, stand D2-10) to demonstrate the latest practical solutions to key issues including playout, advertising monetization and the managed transition from traditional architectures to software-defined, IP-connected infrastructures. These proven solutions allow broadcasters and media companies in the MENA region to move forward without compromising existing investments.
Imagine Communications Appoints Tom Gittins to Head up Playout and Networking Sales in UK, Ireland and South Africa
Imagine Communications has appointed Tom Gittins as its new senior director of sales UK, Ireland and South Africa (UKISA), for its playout and networking business. Gittins has been tasked with expanding Imagine Communications’ presence across these markets and supporting broadcasters and media companies as they migrate to IP, cloud and virtualization.
Global Productions IP Truck Wins Ferrari Colour Shoot-out at Monza
Technology from Imagine Communications proved successful in an unusual challenge at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in November 2018. Its systems power the new live Ultra HD production truck operated by Global Production, which took part in an extensive trial organised by Ferrari as part of its Ferrari Challenge World Final (1-4 November 2018). This trial determined who could deliver the most consistent and accurate live colour images across all resolutions — including, of course, Ferrari’s trademark red.
Imagine Communications Provides Production Flexibility and Quality in New OB Truck for tpc Switzerland
A remarkable outside broadcast truck, UHD1 HDR, built for Swiss production company tpc using technology from Imagine Communications, completed its first live broadcast – a match in the Swiss National Hockey League in Zürich on October 19, and is now in regular use. To deliver high-performance and multiformat capabilities across a broad range of productions, the truck uses standards-based IP connectivity. Providing extensive functionality in a compact form, the truck is the first step in tpc’s aggressive programme to move to an all-SMPTE ST 2110 production and delivery infrastructure.
Imagines Glodina Connan-Lostanlen Takes IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award
Dr. Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications has won the first ever Outstanding Woman in Broadcast Award. The honour is presented by IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology, in association with Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity in the sector. The award was presented at IABM’s Annual International Business Conference awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, 6 December 2018.
Alpha TV Migrates to HD with Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications has implemented a new multichannel playout centre for Alpha TV in Athens. This new installation gives Alpha TV the ability to meet its viewers’ demand for HD on all channels, and builds a platform for future growth plans. It also ensures business continuity by providing full redundancy, eliminating the risk of any channel going off air.
Russias NTV Taps Imagine Communications for Transition to IP Playout
Imagine Communications has delivered a scalable, next-generation playout system for Russian broadcaster NTV. Looking to expand its operations to support new channels, NTV decided to take the opportunity to move to an IP infrastructure for all-HD distribution.
Imagine Communications Implements Innovative IP Broadcast Playout for CTC Media
Imagine Communications has implemented a new playout system for CTC Media, a leading independent broadcaster in Russia. The new platform is fully software-based, running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and carrying media as uncompressed video signals using the SMPTE ST 2022-6 standard.
Stephan Heimbecher Joins Imagine Communications from Sky Deutschland
Imagine Communications has appointed Stephan Heimbecher as its new international director of consulting services, based out of Munich, Germany. Heimbecher joins Imagine Communications from Sky Deutschland, where he spent the last 16 years at the helm of innovation and standards for the German media company.
Imagine Communications Demonstrates Practical Evolution Towards Advanced Technologies at NATEXPO 2018
At NATEXPO 2018 (31 October – 2 November), Imagine Communications experts will be on hand (Stand #A29) to demonstrate practical innovation and migration strategies that enable Russian media companies to make a self-paced, managed transition from traditional architectures to software-defined and IP infrastructures, without compromising existing investments.
Imagine Communications to Showcase Practical Innovation and Migration Strategies at CAPER2018
At CAPER2018 (October 24-26, Centro Costa Salguero), Imagine Communications experts will join local channel partner Viditec (Stand #I-20) to demonstrate a practical approach to innovation that enables media companies to personalize the path and pace of their transition to next-generation architectures.
Imagine Communications Extends Playout Facilities for France Televisions
Imagine Communications has extended its playout installations for France Télévisions Outre-Mer (France Ô), the service of France Télévisions which broadcasts to overseas territories. France Ô already uses Imagine Communications Versio™ playout for 12 channels broadcast from Paris; the new contract adds installations in Tahiti, serving the Polynesian Islands in the Pacific, as well as Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.
Janata TV in Nepal Automates Playout with Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications has supplied a virtualized playout and asset management system to Janata Television, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Janata (which translates from Hindi as “the people’s”) TV is part of the Nepalese Janata media company, which is also active in radio and publishing.
Italys Global Production Commissions Unique Approach to Live Ultra HD Production
Imagine Communications has worked with Italian systems integrator Chromaline S.r.l. to build a state-of-the-art truck for leading Italian outside broadcast company Global Production. The new truck is a first in terms of the number of true 4K Ultra HD cameras it supports and its comprehensive production capability.
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