Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications appoints Sky Deutschland’s standards director

Imagine Communications has appointed long-serving Sky Deutschland executive, Stephan Heimbecher, as its new international director of consulting services. Heimbecher will lead a team of industry experts focused on collaborating with customers to solve what Imagine described as “significant challenges that currently face the broadcast and media industries”. He will help develop migration strategies for Imagine’s […]

Imagine Communications splits business in two, aims to capture growing ad tech market

Imagine Communications is splitting its business into two organisations encompassing playout and networking and advertising technology respectively. The ownership of the company will remain as before and recently appointed Tom Cotney will continue to serve CEO of both businesses. Steve Reynolds, president, playout and networking solutions and previously CTO, will take charge of the playout […]

ATX Networks appoints former Imagine boss as CEO

ATX Networks has appointed former Imagine Communications president and CEO, Charlie Vogt, as its new president and chief executive officer. Vogt succeeds Ken Wildgoose, who led the network infrastructure and video solutions company for the last 18 years. Wildgoose will remain with ATX as an advisor and continue to serve on the board of directors. […]

Imagine Communications names new CEO

TV technology outfit Imagine Communications has named Tom Cotney as CEO of the company, effective immediately. Cotney replaces Charlie Vogt, who is joining the company’s owner, The Gores Group, as a senior advisor to continue to drive M&A and business development activities at Imagine. The two executives will work closely to continue the momentum and […]

TV Connect 2017: Consumer power and cloud opening up ‘new model’ for broadcasters

Changes in content creation and distribution are being driven by “consumer pull” factors rather than technology-driven “push” initiatives, with low-cost cloud-based technology enabling broadcasters to launch new services and channels that could be tested out without a huge investment, according to a panel of speakers at TV Connect this morning. Jamie Friend, CFO, turner Europe/EMEA, […]

Imagine and HP team up for production, playout and distribution

Imagine Communications has expanded its existing relationship with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to enable communications service providers, broadcast and media companies to construct video production, playout and distribution facilities. Under the agreement between the pair, HPE will resell Imagine Communications’ entire product portfolio virtually worldwide. The deal also aligns Imagine Communications’ core products with HPE’s […]

Imagine Communications debuts Versio 3.0

Imagine Communications will use IBC to highlight Versio 3.0, the latest release of the company’s integrated channel playout solution. Providing all playout functions and features in software, Versio 3.0 is 100% software-based, supports premises-based COTS servers to cloud-based virtual machines, including a traditional integrated playout appliance model and supports baseband, IP-only, baseband and IP, and […]

Imagine ups Kamo to marketing chief

Video and advertising infrastructure provider Imagine Communications has promoted Ramnik Kamo to the position of chief marketing officer. In addition to overseeing Imagine Communications’ overall marketing strategy, Kamo will be responsible for business development, partnerships and merger and acquisition activities. Since joining Imagine Communications, Kamo has been involved in developing the company’s new media strategies, […]

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 […]

Imagine Communications buys RGB Networks

Video technology provider Imagine Communications has agreed to buy the assets of multiscreen video delivery firm RGB Networks.  Imagine said that it will integrate the assets into its advertising management and video infrastructure portfolio, and that the transaction will include the majority of RGB Networks’ employees. RGB’s technology will be used to enhance Imagine’s end-to-end video playout […]