Imagine Communications Helps Greece’s Alpha TV Migrate To HD In New Playout Center

Imagine Communications has implemented a new multichannel playout center for Alpha TV in Athens, Greece. The 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.

The new system, designed and installed in association with local systems integrator AmyDV provides room for expansion beyond the current range of channels that are broadcast to the country and to the international market. The platform is designed to take advantage of next-generation technology as that becomes commercially advantageous to Alpha TV.

The system provided by Imagine Communications offers the operational flexibility, resilience and control that Alpha TV required. It provides 10 primary and 10 backup HD channels, with the ability to switch from main to backup individually or for the entire playout center.

Imagine Communications also supplied a completely integrated asset management, branding and playout infrastructure. At the heart of the technology is the ADC playout automation system, and the software-based Nexio media server and branding graphics engine.

Switching and multiviewer capabilities are integrated in the Platinum MX router, which handles video and audio in a compact frame, ensuring Alpha TV saves on cabling, power and rack space.

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