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Innovation Blog
19 July 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Technology companies tend to throw around the word innovation, and all its variations, with great frequency. We also leave no part of speech unturned. Innovation as noun, verb, adjective – and even adverb (innovatively) — are all fair game. It’s likely reached a point where engineers and other...
Blog: Ask the Expert
22 June 2017 by Imagine Communications
When Apple announced support for HEVC compression technology for iOS 11 at the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) early this month, it made a big splash in media & entertainment circles. (Helpful media summaries of the announcement can be found here and here.) All the hubbub...
Cybersecurity Watch
3 May 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Several published reports were issued over the weekend of a ransomware attack involving Netflix that resulted in the unauthorized release of several episodes of one of the media company’s most popular shows, Orange Is the New Black. The event was likely a hot topic among all segments of the media...
13 April 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Every few years, often on the eve of a major trade show, the media & entertainment industry is set abuzz by some new innovation or technology breakthrough. Just a couple of years ago, an IT invasion swept through the industry, setting off a torrent of tongue wagging and a mad scramble to get up...
27 March 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
The people have spoken — loudly. By an overwhelming majority, respondents to our Instant Opinion Poll from back in January view the ongoing migration of all media operations to an IT-based environment as anything but business as usual. In fact, 78% of you said that the SDI-to-IP technology...
Imagine Communications Labs
6 March 2017 by Peter Riordan, Vice President, IC Labs
One of the biggest challenges facing today’s broadcasters and other media companies is seamless and disruption-free adoption of the next-generation architectures that will be required to meet the challenges of the not-too-distant future. Nearly all media organizations now recognize that the...
The IC Instant Opinion Poll: Super Bowl Ads
31 January 2017 by Sarah Foss, CPO, Advertising Management Systems
The media & entertainment industry is rapidly evolving. Technology, business models, ecosystem dynamics — you name it — appear to be in perpetual cycles of change. Wouldn’t it be helpful from time to time to take a quick temperature reading, a moment-in-time assessment of the...
9 January 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
The media & entertainment industry is rapidly evolving. Technology, business models, ecosystem dynamics — you name it — appear to be in perpetual cycles of change. Wouldn’t it be helpful from time to time to take a quick temperature reading, a moment-in-time assessment of the...
AIMS, the First Year: It’s a Wonderful Life
14 December 2016 by Steve Reynolds, Imagine Communications CTO and AIMS Deputy Chairman
The media and entertainment industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale. Accelerating technology evolutions, continuously shifting consumption patterns and a rapidly expanding competitive universe headline a barrage of challenges confronting broadcasters, content owners,...
To IP or not to IP...
21 November 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
“Broadcasters, content providers and distributors, I come not to bury SDI, but to praise it.” Unfortunately, the technology transition from SDI to IP has for the most part played out like a Shakespearean drama, with IP being cast as the villain. Over the past few years, slings and arrows from all...