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Sinclair Continues its IP and Cloud Transition with Imagine Communications Posted: 10/06/2021
Sinclair Continues its IP and Cloud Transition with Imagine Communications

Sinclair Broadcast Group continues to lead the industry’s transition to the future of television, developing innovative solutions to meet its requirements for channel playout and live broadcasting. These include a new 25,000-square-foot, SMPTE ST 2110 media operations center for Sinclair’s regional sports networks (RSNs) with cloud-hosted disaster recovery channels, and a large-scale ST 2110 production facility for its Tennis Channel featuring a cloud-based environment for pop-up live special events all built around Imagine Communications infrastructure and playout platforms.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Sinclair | Sinclair Broadcasting Group | Tennis Channel | Don Roberts | Steve Reynolds | SMPTE ST 2110 | Versio | Selenio | Magellan | ADC automation | IP | cloud transition | sports production | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Imagine Communications Boosts Production and Distribution Efficiencies with Significant Enhancements to SNP and Magellan SDNO Posted: 29/04/2021
Imagine Communications Boosts Production and Distribution Efficiencies with Significant Enhancements to SNP and Magellan SDNO

In support of evolving customer requirements, Imagine Communications has added a range of new functionality to its globally deployed Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) platform and Magellan™ SDNO Control System. These new software feature releases enhance customers’ existing investments, driving further efficiencies in production, playout and distribution architectures. The SNP update also activates the feature licensing system, allowing users to realize one of the key benefits of virtualized software: the ability to pay for only the functionality required for their specific workflows.

Tags: Imagine Communications | SNP | Magellan | SDNO | IP | workflows | new functionality | Selenio Network Processor | playout | distribution | John Mailhot | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | key benefits | dynamic | IP networks
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The Rapids Rise Again as Antix Digital Acquires Live Streaming and Compression Portfolio from Imagine Communications Posted: 01/02/2021
The Rapids Rise Again as Antix Digital Acquires Live Streaming and Compression Portfolio from Imagine Communications

The technology behind one of the most respected brands that helped ignite today’s streaming media landscape is back as an independent, sharply-focused company again, as newly-formed Antix Digital has acquired the live streaming and compression solutions portfolio from Imagine Communications. Led by Tony Huang, the former head of product management for the same product family at Digital Rapids, Antix will accelerate future development of the solutions while taking over service and support for existing customers and systems.

The transaction encompasses software-based compression, processing and streaming solutions that enable customers to efficiently and profitably engage audiences across delivery platforms ranging from mobile and OTT services to linear broadcast and cable channels. The foundation of the storied product line was developed by pioneering streaming solutions developer Digital Rapids, which Imagine Communications acquired in 2014. Imagine continued to evolve the portfolio with enhanced features and new products, but with streaming media delivery now entrenched in today’s society far beyond commercial media and entertainment applications, Antix plans to bring the product line to broader markets.

The transaction also marks the return of the portfolio’s original “StreamZ” product branding. Imagine will continue to sell the Antix-acquired products to their customers as a non-exclusive Antix reseller.

Tags: live | streaming | stream | encoder | hardware | encoding | broadcast | professional AV | pro AV | Antix | Imagine | Imagine Communications | StreamZ | SelenioFlex | video | OTT | multiscreen | multi-screen
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Euro Media Group Standardizes on Selenio Network Processor for Unique, Large-Scale Modular Live Production Architecture Posted: 09/09/2020
Euro Media Group Standardizes on Selenio Network Processor for Unique, Large-Scale Modular Live Production Architecture

Euro Media Group S.A (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of media facilities and services, has taken a unique, modular approach to implementing standardized IP technology across its organization with the development of diPloy (formerly Objective 2020). Designed with the largest sports events in mind, diPloy allows EMG to quickly create powerful, scalable live production architectures from preconfigured IP modules.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Euro Media Group | EMG | Selenio Network Processor | SNP | IP technology | diPloy | live production | SMPTE ST 2110 | Timo Koch | IP connectivity | Mathias Eckert | video production | MKM Marketing Communications
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Texas A and M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production Posted: 28/04/2020
Texas A and amp;M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production

12th Man Productions, the sports broadcast and post facility for Texas A&M University, has moved to IP connectivity to provide a common production platform for all its sports venues. A cornerstone of the new installation is the Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) from Imagine Communications.

The A&M campus in College Station, Texas, incorporates seven sports venues, spread across the site, which host as many as 110 events a year. As well as offering broadcast outputs from any event at any location, 12th Man Productions also provides in-stadium big screen entertainment and information. The football stadium, Kyle Field, was rebuilt in 2014, and as part of that project, a central studio was planned.

Today, fiber circuits connect every field back to the Kyle Field stadium, allowing resources to be allocated to any venue dynamically. Four control rooms allow two venues to broadcast live, while also producing big screen shows at two more venues. This calls for a large number of feeds in each direction, supporting monitors, multiple digital signage networks and big screen replays, as well as feeds for home and visiting teams. There is also a need to provide for official replay facilities in many sports. All signals are handled as uncompressed HD, minimizing latency by eliminating the delays of compression math, and allowing for live remote production even when venues are 10 kilometers from the control room.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Texas A&M | SMPTE ST 2110 | 12th Man Productions | IP connectivity | SNP | Selenio Network Processor | live remote production | Zack Bacon | Cassidy Phillips | MKM Marketing Communications | MKM Marcomms
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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 Secures Product Badging in Debut JT-NM Tested Program Posted: 08/04/2019
Imagine Communications Secures Product Badging in Debut JT-NM Tested Program
A major step forward in the march toward IP connectivity in media technology was achieved last month with the debut of the JT-NM Tested program. The Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) has set out the roadmap toward complete interoperability between IP-connected devices from different vendors, based on the principles of the SMPTE ST 2110 family of standards and drawing on the work of AIMS, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions.
Tags: Imagine Communications | JT-NM Tested Program | SMPTE ST2110 | Joint Task Force on Networked Media | EBU | IRT | Selenio Network Processor | EPIC MV Multiviewer | Versio | John Mailhot | NAB | NAB2019 | Steve Reynolds | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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tpc Switzerland Builds Agile Studio Center Around IP Infrastructure from Imagine Communications Posted: 08/04/2019
tpc Switzerland Builds Agile Studio Center Around IP Infrastructure from Imagine Communications
Swiss production and broadcast company tpc, part of the major Swiss public media business SRG SSR, is building a news, sport and technology center in Zurich. This all-IP center, built around the SMPTE ST 2110 family of standards, will use the Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) from Imagine Communications to provide advanced IP-to-IP video and audio processing, as well as conversion between legacy SDI feeds and equipment and the newly built IP infrastructure.
Tags: Imagine Communications | tpc | NAB | NAB2019 | Metechno | Switzerland | SRG SSR | all-IP center | Selenio Network Processor | production | playout center | COTS hardware | flexibility | Andreas Lattmann | Andreas Kotulek | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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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 Provides Production Flexibility and Quality in New OB Truck for tpc Switzerland Posted: 22/01/2019
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.

Tags: Imagine Communications | tpc | OB truck | UHD1 HDR | high-performance | multiformat capabilities | SRF/ SRG | flexibility | andreas Lattmann | 4K HDR Ultra HD | COTS | Selenio Network Processor | Andreas Kotulek | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Imagine Communications Implements Innovative IP Broadcast Playout for CTC Media Posted: 29/11/2018
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.

Tags: Imagine Communications | CTC Media | IP playout | Russian broadcaster | COTS hardware | playout centre | Corporation DNK | ADC automation | Versio | IOX storage | Nexio | Selenio | EPIC | Zenium | Alexei Frolov | Maxim Krivtsov | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marketing Communications
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Imagine Communications Demonstrates Practical Evolution Towards Advanced Technologies at NATEXPO 2018 Posted: 24/10/2018
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.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NATEXPO 2018 | Moscow | IP-ready solutions | practical innovation | Russian media | IP infrastructure | Mathias Eckert | next-generation technology | CTC Media | NTV | MKM Marketing Communications | Versio Platform | Selenio Network Processor
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Imagine Communications to Showcase Practical Innovation and Migration Strategies at CAPER2018 Posted: 18/10/2018
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.
Tags: Imagine Communications | CAPER2018 | Viditec | practical approach | next-generation architecture | Sergio Yáñez | Versio | cloud-native | playout solution | Selenio Network Processor | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Italys Global Production Commissions Unique Approach to Live Ultra HD Production Posted: 14/09/2018
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.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Chromaline | Global Production | outside broadcast | OB truck | 4K Ultra HD | Nicola Dall\'Asta | hybrid production vehicle | Platinum IP3 router | Selenio Network Processor | Mathias Eckert | IBC | IBC2018 | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Imagine Communications Selenio Network Processor Wins Best of Show Award at IBC2017 Posted: 02/10/2017
Imagine Communications Selenio Network Processor Wins Best of Show Award at IBC2017

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, received NewBays Best of Show Award at IBC2017, presented at the annual conference and exhibition, for its Selenio¢ Network Processor. The SNP is an all-IP-capable processing solution optimised for handling uncompressed UHD signals based on the SMPTE ST 2110 specification for transporting media over IP networks. Designed to usher in a new era in live production, the SNP enables production companies to optimize both studio and mobile facilities to take full advantage of the performance, agility and efficiency benefits of IT-based infrastructures.

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