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MBC GROUP Streamlines Playout with Integrated Software Solution from Imagine Communications Posted: 31/03/2021
MBC GROUP Streamlines Playout with Integrated Software Solution from Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications has gone live with the first phase of an innovative new playout infrastructure for MBC GROUP, the largest and leading media company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Imagine and MBC collaborated over an extended period to achieve the broadcaster’s goals of creating a highly efficient playout automation environment that protects revenue streams through multiple, interlocking redundancies, while providing opportunities for future expansion.

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Imagine Communications Provides Al Wousta Channel with IP Playout Solution Posted: 20/07/2020
Imagine Communications Provides Sharjah Broadcasting Authority and rsquo;s Al Wousta Channel with IP Playout Solution

Imagine Communications has taken a leading role in Al Wousta, a new television channel owned by Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) and broadcast from Al Dhaid, the capital of the Emirate of Sharjah. A completely greenfield installation set in a striking state-of-the-art new building, the station is entirely reliant on IP connectivity using the SMPTE ST 2110 family of standards. The technology platform was collaboratively developed by engineers from Al Wousta and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, and supported by Imagine Communications, in association with UAE systems integrator Tek Signals.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Sharjah Broadcasting Authority | Al Wousta Channel | IP Playout | Mohamed Hassan Khalaf | His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Ruler of Sharjah | Aisha Alzareef | Anas Hantash | COTS hardware | MKM Marcomms
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Saudi Broadcasting Authority Selects Imagine Communications to Deliver Integrated Multichannel Networking and Playout Solution Posted: 04/06/2020
Saudi Broadcasting Authority Selects Imagine Communications to Deliver Integrated Multichannel Networking and Playout Solution

Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), part of the Ministry of Media in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is replacing the playout technology for its main channels with an integrated solution from Imagine Communications. SBA, one of the most prestigious broadcasters in the Gulf region, is seeking to boost daily operational efficiency and eliminate human error for reliable and professional broadcasting.

To meet the requirements of SBA, Imagine Communications was able to propose a coherent end-to-end system covering network infrastructure, routing, monitoring, ingest, asset management and playout under ADC™ automation control, to replace the current system based on hardware from multiple vendors. The Imagine Communications proposal is largely based on software solutions running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, using industry-standard workstations from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). It includes a Platinum™ IP3 router to switch SD, HD and 3G signals, with the capability of adding real-time IP switching to support SBA’s development plans. Additionally, the IP3 router provides integrated multiviewer functionality to ensure all monitoring is handled in a space-saving frame.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Saudi Broadcasting Authority | SBA | playout solution | multichannel | centralized workflow | Hatim Abounassf | Anas Hantash | INC System Integration | Digital Studio Middle East | Tom Cotney | MKM Marketing Communications
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Imagine Updates Master Control for Egyptian National Media Authority Posted: 09/09/2019
Imagine Updates Master Control for Egyptian National Media Authority

Imagine Communications is building a completely updated master control and playout platform for the newly formed Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA), previously Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU), the national broadcaster in Egypt. The phased upgrade of this facility is designed to deliver a high level of operational resilience and integrates seamlessly with the broadcaster’s existing infrastructure, ensuring a simple and secure transition to IP when the broadcaster is ready to migrate its operations.

Tags: Imagine Communications | ENMA | Egyptian National media Authority | upgrades | flexibility | security | efficiency | playout platform | Egyptian Radio and Television Union | ERTU | seamless integration | Rafaat Younes | Anas Hantash | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Imagine Communications Ensures Business Continuity at Sharjah Broadcasting Authority with New Disaster Recovery Centre Posted: 02/05/2019
Imagine Communications Ensures Business Continuity at Sharjah Broadcasting Authority with New Disaster Recovery Centre

Imagine Communications has implemented a disaster recovery solution for Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA, formerly known as Sharjah Media Corporation) at its backup center in Al Thaid, UAE, using software-defined technology in a primarily IP-connected environment. The hybrid disaster recovery site will provide full cover for SBA’s four television channels, which are delivered by a primary playout system also implemented by Imagine.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Sharjah Broadcasting Authority | SBA | disaster recovery | hybrid backup | Sharjah Media Corporation | Al Thaid | UAE | Aisha Alzareef | Anas Hantash | business continuity | Versio | Platinum VX router | Selenio MCP | EPIC MV | MKM Marcomms
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Imagine Communications Demonstrates Practical Evolution Towards Advanced Technologies at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 06/03/2019
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.

Tags: Imagine Communications | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | CABSAT 2019 | Dubai | MENA | migration strategies | flexibility | IP-ready | playout | advertising monetization | proven solutions | Anas Hantash | cloud-ready | Versio | Selenio Network Processor | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
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Imagine Communications Powers IP Contribution and Distribution Networks for Omantel Broadcast Services Posted: 18/06/2018
Imagine Communications Powers IP Contribution and Distribution Networks for Omantel Broadcast Services

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has completed a major upgrade for Omantel, the national and leading telecoms company of Oman. These latest enhancements significantly boost the performance and resiliency of Omantel state-of-the-art contribution and distribution networks, which rely heavily on the Selenio™ Media Convergence Platform (MCP) from Imagine Communications.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Omantel | real-time video transport | live broadcast | reliable solution | Said Abdullah Al Ajmi | Anas Hantash | resilience | consistency
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Imagine Communications Names Anas Hantash as MENA Sales Director Posted: 22/03/2017
Imagine Communications Names Anas Hantash as MENA Sales Director

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, has appointed Anas Hantash as its new director of sales for the MENA region, effective immediately. Hantash takes over from Paul Wallis, who led the region since 2014. 

Tags: Imagine Communications | Anas Hantash | MENA | Sales Director | Paul Wallis
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