January 14, 2014

Versio™ allows broadcaster to move from two channels to eight while saving rack space, with zero downtime

Angel TV, a Christian broadcast service based in Chennai, India, has implemented a channel playout solution from Imagine Communications, a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets. The solution allows Angel TV to quadruple its channel offerings with half the rack space.

“We wanted to reach a wider audience, yet we required a solution that not only fit our resources today but was also scalable for the future,” said Sundar Selvaraj, CMD of Angel TV. “We analysed many potential solutions, and it was clear that Versio™ was the right choice for us. It has an excellent user interface, which is already familiar to us in our ADC™ channel installations, and we know from our experience with Imagine Communications that we can expect high reliability and excellent service.”

Angel TV was an existing user of Imagine Communications playout technology, including ADC automation and Nexio® servers, for its two-channel service. It wanted to better serve viewers in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Singapore using eight dedicated channels, but space constraints in its playout centre made this impossible with traditional technology. Versio has allowed Angel TV to grow from delivering two channels to eight, while halving the required space for equipment. To enable processing and compression for distribution of their content, the various channel outputs are encoded and delivered using the Selenio™ media convergence platform.

“We worked diligently with our partner Primetech to win this contract, and were pleased that our strong relationship with Angel TV, our advanced technology and our remarkable support in India were the deciding factors,” said Joe Khodeir, senior vice president for Asia at Imagine Communications. “The combination of our Versio integrated playout with proven Imagine Communications
networking technology creates an ideal solution for the growing broadcaster who needs to balance cost and space.”

Versio provides a complete playout chain, or “channel-in-a-box”, in a 1U form factor, incorporating the critical elements of the market-leading Imagine Communications ADC playout automation and graphics as well as Nexio servers. The solution provides all the control, additional events and sophistication of a large-scale playout centre in a very compact form.


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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.