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March 27th, 2015 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
In roughly two weeks, thousands of overworked media production professionals will descend upon the Las Vegas Strip to take in the latest technology breakthroughs and sift through cutting-edge research. A rite of spring, NAB in many ways marks the unofficial kickoff of another year of innovation...
Ligers, Wholphins and  Zebroids – Oh, my!
March 22nd, 2015 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Science and nature don’t exactly have solid track records when it comes to creating hybrids. Look no further than the liger, wholphin or, my favorite genetically altered species, the zonkey for all the evidence needed to conclude that not all hybrids have a purpose. In the media industry, we take...
March 22nd, 2015 by Paul Greene, Director of baseband routing, Imagine Communications
You wouldn’t fire up a bulldozer to dig a flower garden or yank the cord of a lawnmower to trim your toenails. Those excesses stand in direct opposition to one of the oldest work-related axioms in the book: Choose the right tool for the job. But if the currently available options for shovels or...
Introducing CloudXtream Cloud DVR: A Television Tipping Point
March 17th, 2015 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Sometimes the subtlest events can instigate dramatic transformation. In nature it’s called a tipping point, the moment when a seemingly small or incremental addition to an ongoing process produces an extraordinary, or even transformative, change. The term entered the mainstream in 2000, when...
March 13th, 2015 by Glenn LeBrun, VP – Product and Strategic Marketing
In the past few years, many of us – on a daily basis – consume a mixture of lean-back and lean-forward video, an assortment of linear and streaming, and online and OTT.  This is significantly influencing the traditional broadcast business that many of us have perpetuated and kept healthy for the...
Building On 2014 Momentum
March 10th, 2015 by Charlie Vogt, CEO, Imagine Communications
The dynamic and evolving nature of the media industry leaves little opportunity for reflection. It is difficult to believe it has been nearly a month since we finalized the acquisition of RGB Networks, a significant milestone in our goal to redefine the way media is delivered, monetized and...
January 6th, 2015 by Sarah Foss
It will surprise no one even the least bit familiar with advertising that programmatic, as determined by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) earlier this month, is the 2014 marketing word of the year. What is shocking is that despite all the hype and hoopla accompanying the term, the...
January 6th, 2015 by Glenn LeBrun
When did your Chief Financial Officer last review your Disaster Recovery (DR) plan?  Has your CEO seen it recently?  When did you last update your DR plan?  Do you feel confident that it will protect you and your media business, and that you have done all you can within reason? Given well-...
January 6th, 2015 by Paul Green
There is no denying that IT technology has become an integral part of the television production landscape. Communications protocols and control layers of video equipment already speak IP, and it is only a matter of time before the video essence moves through the plant on an IP backbone. What is...
October 22nd, 2014 by John Mailhot
SDN is the enabling technology of large-scale datacenters.  It is part of what makes Amazon, Netflix and Google able to work at scale.  Can this technology help us create and maintain large-scale television operation infrastructures?  Let’s examine what SDN is, what it does and how it might apply...