September 1, 2016

Taiwanese broadcaster deploys Imagine Communications technology at new transmission campus

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today announced that it has provided Taiwanese broadcaster Formosa TV with an end-to-end playout solution at the broadcaster’s new transmission control centre in Taipei. The installation, designed and managed by local systems integrator Interactive Digital Technologies, is designed to provide Formosa TV with a reliable and high-performance infrastructure to support both current and future playout and distribution operations.

At the heart of the new facility is Imagine Communications’ market-leading D-Series™ advanced playout automation platform. One of the key requirements of the new playout centre was the ability to handle eight channels, each broadcasting 24 hours, seven days a week. Formosa TV was already familiar with the highly scalable D-Series from an existing installation that provides world-class device control for linear playout channels and manages the movement of file-based media to multiple delivery platforms. The enterprise-level system delivers reliable, frame-accurate control of high-capacity media distribution environments.

“We started working with Imagine Communications’ automation and transmission control systems in 2011, and we have been particularly impressed by their reliability and functionality,” said Alex Fang, director of engineering at Formosa TV. “The move to a new campus is crucial for our long-term goals, and we wanted an automation platform we knew we could trust, which is why we returned to Imagine.”

The D-Series automation system tightly integrates with a number of other Imagine Communications products to provide a complete baseband signal-handling system. The end-to-end solution includes a master control switcher, the Platinum™ VX router, and modular signal processing from the Selenio 6800+™ and Selenio X100 product families.

“We are delighted to be playing such a crucial role in the expansion of Formosa TV, which has built a facility that will ensure its ongoing success into the future,” commented Joe Khodeir, senior vice president, Asia Pacific at Imagine Communications. “With our business partner Interactive Digital Technologies, we have earned a reputation for outstanding customer service and front-end support in Taiwan. Four of the country’s five terrestrial broadcasters are using Imagine Communications’ playout and transmission control solution, making us the prime broadcast technology provider in Taiwan.”

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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.