April 9, 2015

Cloud-based Media Platforms from Imagine Communications combined with HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud, Servers and Storage Solutions Enable Turnkey Solution for Content Providers

Imagine Communications, a global leader in video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions serving media networks, broadcast stations, digital media, communication service provider and enterprise markets, today announced a relationship with HP to help media and entertainment companies implement private, virtual video delivery infrastructures in the cloud.

The relationship includes a proof of concept that leverages Imagine Communications’ growing portfolio of cloud-ready, software-based solutions and HP’s global scale and power in hardware, storage and managed private cloud solutions.

The proof of concept will utilize Imagine Communications’ VersioCloud™, an advanced, fully IP-enabled, integrated channel playout platform that includes automation, branding, graphics, file server and automated playout capabilities.  With Versio offered on the HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud, HP’s open cloud solution hosted in secure HP data centers, media companies can easily create new channels and make their content available for linear distribution and multiscreen environments.

“Broadcasters are increasingly challenged to compete for viewers and advertising dollars, and they need comprehensive solutions that enable to them to readily create new channels and scale across new markets,” said Charlie Vogt, chief executive officer, Imagine Communications. “This relationship with HP is evidence of the strength in our cloud-based products and the ability to offer them in flexible and secure environments, offering our customers high value, end-to-end capabilities on their choice of operational infrastructure – whether on-premises, private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid cloud.”

In addition, Imagine Communications is aligning its software-based products with HP servers and storage technologies. Imagine Communications has strong roots and relationships across the media and entertainment space, providing new and innovative options as the industry moves toward IP and virtualized cloud solutions.

“Media and entertainment companies face many challenges as they navigate a new age of IP, software-defined networks and cloud-based infrastructures,” said Robert Vrij, senior vice president HP Enterprise Group, and managing director, HP Americas. “By matching the core strengths of HP with Imagine Communications’ cloud-ready solutions, customers now have cutting edge options for transitioning their own data or broadcast centers to more efficient and scalable private clouds.”

Please visit Imagine Communications’ booth N2702 at NAB 2015 to see the VersioCloud platform operating on Helion, or visit us at www.imaginecommunications.com for more information.

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About Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications empowers the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation. Broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on our optimized, futureproof, multiscreen video and revenue enablement solutions every day to support their mission-critical operations. Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse our products, and our software solutions drive close to a third of global ad revenue. Through continuous innovation, we are delivering the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the industry. Visit www.imaginecommunications.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter @imagine_comms.

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