Imagine supplying Iraqi broadcaster

Broadcast technology provider Imagine Communications has delivered a new master control system at the Iraqi Media Network (IMN), the national broadcaster in Iraq. 

The installation of channel playout and content management solutions allows IMN to deliver two new HD channels – Al Iraqiya News and Al Iraqiya Turkmen, a specialist service for the Turkmen community in Iraq – as well as boost workflow efficiency and productivity, according to Imagine.

The expanded capabilities are additions to the multiple channels, including specialist sport, religious and entertainment television services, the network already broadcasts using Imagine Communications equipment. The turnkey solutions, implemented in conjunction with local systems integrator AV Solutions, included systems design, engineering planning, product procurement and project management services to complete the installation at IMN’s Baghdad-based headquarters.

“The existing systems deployed at IMN were dependable and flexible, and we had no hesitation to recommend extending them to gain the additional functionality and capacity required by the broadcaster,” said Zaid Wattar, managing director, AV Solutions. “The project also allowed IMN to install the latest servers, master control and playout technology, ensuring the best operational workflows and business efficiency. Imagine Communications has proven itself an extremely reliable partner during this entire process.”

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