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27 October 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
It’s easy to confuse Cloud-Native and Cloud-Enabled. In addition to a strong resemblance, the two hyphenated words are frequently used interchangeably to describe an application that has been abstracted from underlying hardware and is now accessible from a virtualized setting. But that’s where the...
John Mailhot
25 October 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
John Mailhot CTO, Networking & Infrastructure Imagine Communications University: MIT Degrees: B.S. Computer Science and B.S. Electrical Engineering Years in the industry: 27 Patents: 4 Favorite science-fiction Show: Stargate SG-1 Favorite Monty Python Bit: None (...
12 October 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Sometimes the only difference between right and wrong is timing. Going back nearly two decades, broadcast engineers have been hassled and harangued by various voices advocating IT-based environments as suitable hosts for media operations, including those demanding millisecond timing and frame-...
4 October 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
There’s no denying that the way we move, manage and monetize media content is changing — but how fast and in what direction? What are your peers thinking when it comes to adapting operations to IT-based environments, introducing UHD into their workflows or moving hardware-based processes into...
20 September 2016 by Charlie Vogt, CEO, Imagine Communications
It was nearly impossible to take in the atmosphere at IBC2016 and not recognize that the industry has turned a corner. The now-indisputable destination of broadcasters, content owners and distributors is the gradual transition of all operations to an IP-based, virtualized environment built using...
27 June 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Changes are happening in the live production sector of the media and entertainment industry. Broadcasters and other production companies from across the planet are embracing next-generation technologies and architectures, outfitting their facilities and production vehicles with IP-based solutions...
20 June 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
The media and entertainment industry is currently navigating multiple technology transitions. Broadcasters, content distributors and other media companies are coming to realize that keeping pace with rapidly evolving video consumption practices will require the  migration of operations to a more...
A Commencement Address to the Broadcast Industry
6 June 2016 by Imagine Communications
Broadcast and cable networks, local affiliates, content providers, distributors and other distinguished graduates of this most recent era of the media and entertainment industry, today you embark on a new journey, a yet-to-be-written chapter in the history of this venerable and world-changing...
Unified Distribution
27 May 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
OK, easy might be overstating it.  In reality, it’s going to take more than a snap of the fingers to begin shifting all of your video delivery and ad insertion operations to a single, HTTP-based network that uses adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology, a network-modernization process that’s at the heart...
NAB 2016
10 May 2016 by Charlie Vogt, CEO, Imagine Communications
Identifying the dominant theme of a major industry event, especially one as large and eclectic as the NAB Show, is often a challenging task. With the media and entertainment industry in a heightened state of transition on both the technology and business model fronts, distilling its flagship...