Imagine Communications Wants To Get Bigger December 15th 2017 - 08:00 AM

The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based, global private equity firm that has owned Imagine Communications (the former Harris Broadcast) for four years, wants its asset to grow. With a customer base concerned about the next transition—IP, 4K, 1080p HDR—Gores thinks the right strategy going forward is to dev

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RTL’s New Luxembourg Headquarters is an IP Broadcast Game Changer October 9th 2017 - 09:30 AM

In a time of uncertainty among many parts of the broadcast industry, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), part of the RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based media conglomerate that operates TV and radio channels as well as production companies located throughout Europe and Asia, has built one of the most impressive broadcast centers

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Sony Buys Automation Specialist Crispin to Extend Media Systems and Cloud Services April 25th 2017 - 11:35 AM

The 2017 NAB Show exhibition has opened to the news of Sony Electronics Inc buying US master control automation, asset management and newsroom integration and playback system developer Crispin Corporation. The two companies have collaborated in the past but the formal take-over has taken place to “enhance Sony’s media solutions

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Thailand’s RS PCL Streamlines MCR and News Playout with Imagine Communications’ Technology January 30th 2017 - 04:00 PM

When RS Public Company Limited (PCL), one of Thailand’s premiere media and entertainment companies, needed a way to streamline its news and playout operations, it turned to Imagine Communications to deploy a fully integrated and centralized master control room (MCR) and news playout system, including full workflow automation.

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News12 Selects Ross Video For Lower-Third Traffic & Weather Ticker Upgrade January 11th 2017 - 11:00 AM

With five hyper-local channels serving the New York Tri-state area, News12 Traffic & Weather is using a Ross Video XPression Tick-It platform (including a specialized server, software and real-time motion graphics system) across all of its bureaus to create revenue-generating text and information that is displayed on the lower third

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Vista Studios To Launch In Los Angeles With SAM’s 4K and IP technology October 13th 2016 - 01:00 PM

Vista Studios, will open a new 30,000 sq. ft. broadcast and production facility in Playa Vista CA on January 1, 2017 with a full slate of 4K and IP-based production and distribution technology from Snell Advanced Media (SAM). The new SAM production switchers, modular infrastructure, routers and playout and management workflow software will

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A Brief History of IP - Putting It All Together June 13th 2018 - 10:00 AM

Building reliable, flexible IP networks requires an understanding of infrastructure components and the interoperability of systems that run on them, especially when working in fast-paced, dynamic studios. Protocol interfacing is relatively straightforward, but as we investigate application level connectivity further, systems become more interesting.

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Broadcast For IT - Part 10 - SDI June 11th 2018 - 12:05 PM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this article, we look at SDI, its development, and its applications in

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Resource Sharing Via IP Becoming Common Production Strategy June 11th 2018 - 10:00 AM

The combination of the completion of the video distribution over IP standard and an increase in the cost of rights to broadcast live sporting events has led to engineers designing new ways to produce a telecast with a minimum of resources. And it’s happening around the world, in HD m

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