The Philippines and rsquo; Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities with Imagine Communications
Cignal TV, the leading satellite broadcaster in the Philippines, has expanded its playout capacity using the fully integrated Versio™ modular playout solution from Imagine Communications. Cignal TV broadcasts premium content on both television and radio to more than two million subscribers across the country. To meet the expectations of its audience, Cignal TV continually adds high-quality content and channels. The new playout system gives the broadcaster increased scalability and speed to market with a future-proofed, software-based solution.
MultiChoice Moves to Exceed Consumer Expectations with IP Platform from Imagine Communications
MultiChoice, the largest satellite broadcaster in Africa, is responding to rapidly growing customer demand for superior content by building a new playout centre. The new facility is the first stage of the broadcaster’s transformation from traditional video playout to leading-edge IP transport and modular playout technology, providing for greater business agility, technical and operational flexibility and a reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO). This allows for an improved consumer experience and ensures faster speed to market with new broadcast offerings.
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 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.
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 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.
Atresmedia Boosts its Playout Facilities with New Disaster Recovery from Imagine Communications
Leading Spanish commercial broadcaster Atresmedia, home of Antena 3 and other popular entertainment channels, has complemented its existing Imagine Communications Versio™ integrated playout installation by deploying a Versio-based disaster recovery playout centre. The new backup facility maintains tight synchronisation with the primary playout centre to ensure instant and seamless failover should it be necessary.
Imagine Communications Provides Robust Turnkey Playout Solution at Cambodias SEA TV
Imagine Communications has updated the playout operations for South East Asia Radio & Television (SEA TV), based in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The new software-based, automated playout solution replaces an existing “channel-in-a-box” system.
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