As broadcasters continue to wrestle with developing new types of signal distribution infrastructures, so too are major equipment vendors trying to figure out how to re-ignite their businesses and help their customers move forward. Over just a few weeks, three major vendors (Grass Valley, ChyronHego, and Imagine Communications) have replaced their top executives in an effort to improve sales and develop strategies for the next generation of technology solutions.
Imagine Communications has developed an integrated master control room solution for jawapostv, a part of Jawa Pos Group. The new solution has been installed at sites in Jakarta and Surabaya.
D2 Technologies, a UK-based systems integrator, has selected Ateme’s Titan solution to support country-wide DTT services for a client that requires the encoding of more than 150 channels and delivery of premium video quality to viewers. The platform also facilitates the best possible use of available bandwidth.
La Télé, a regional broadcaster in Switzerland, has installed two Astra studio automation systems from Aveco in the cities of Lausanne and Fribourg that lets news teams at the two locations focus on the task of reporting and delivering the news, not on the technology being used.
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 develop size through M&A as well as global expansion and be “empathetic” to customers’ migration pains
sonoVTS, the Munich-based systems integrator, STRYME have devised a user-friendly way to enable live broadcasts of parliamentary debates for Zambia’s new Parliament Television, which launched September 2017.