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Video – the new killer app
12 September 2014 by Dick Hobbs
Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications, was one of the participants in the opening keynote session at the IBC conference. He put up a slide which made me stop and think. It was headlined “video has become the ‘killer app’”. Vogt’s figures – drawn from research by Cisco and...
Charlie Vogt Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
9 September 2014 by admin
On Friday, September 5th, Charlie Vogt accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Imagine Communications’ new Dallas, Texas headquarters where local employees cheered him on. He continued on to challenge some of the media and broadcasting industry’s most influential executives, including Vince...
Can you make money from TV Everywhere?
2 September 2014 by Steve Reynolds
Studies and statistics vary, but everyone agrees that demand for TV Everywhere — content where you want it, when you want it, on the device that you want it — is huge. According to the Ooyala Global Video Index, for example, demand for multiscreen services increased by 133% from the first quarter...
A Transformative First Year
21 July 2014 by Charlie Vogt
This month marks my one-year anniversary with Imagine Communications and GatesAir (formerly Harris Broadcast). I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how the company has transformed into the clear industry leader, and specifically our alignment with the media broadcast industry, our customers,...
What’s a Channel
25 June 2014 by Glenn LeBrun
I remember a time, before cable and IR remotes, when you’d feel that comfortable “click” of the analog TV channel changer as it carried you through the five local channels in town.  Back then, it was so easy.  Five channels — predictable and convenient.  You knew what content was coming up next,...
Collaboration in action
10 April 2014 by Glodina.Connan
If there is one lasting impression of the 2014 NAB Show for me, it is one of a coming together of vendors to realize the next step in products and services. Through acquisition and mergers, and good old-fashioned collaboration, an amazing number of initiatives were announced at NAB that will...
Playout from the cloud
9 April 2014 by Glodina.Connan
It’s no newsflash that TV Everywhere and the cloud top the most-talked-about list at this year’s NAB Show. It’s as though the IP message heralded for the last several years has been absorbed and accepted. The broadcasters I’ve spoken to on the show floor over the last few days are already on-board...
Industry Challenges
8 April 2014 by Glodina.Connan
The NAB delivered a stinging rebuke to the FCC yesterday, demanding a National Broadcast Plan to counter the U.S. government’s apparent focus on broadband to the detriment of “free and local” over-the-air broadcasting. In the keynote address in Las Vegas on Monday, Gordon Smith, President and CEO...
A Transformative Moment
27 March 2014 by Charlie Vogt
On March 17, I shared a new vision for our company and industry to our customers, media, analysts and industry notables. The event was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, a long-time customer. Our industry is facing momentous change, and on that day, I announced that Harris Broadcast was...
A Collision Of Telecom And Broadcast
30 January 2014 by Glenn LeBrun
Just when you think you understand your world, it gets sideswiped by something you didn’t see coming.  This is true of the impending collision – or convergence – of the telecom and broadcast industries. Having spent the last decade-plus in IP and telecom, I had been firmly entrenched in telecom’s...