September 13, 2018

Deployment represents first installation of award-winning Versio playout solution in Nepal

Imagine Communications has supplied a virtualized playout and asset management system to Janata Television, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Janata (which translates from Hindi as “the people’s”) TV is part of the Nepalese Janata media company, which is also active in radio and publishing.

The channel, which first went on air in 2017, delivers a 24/7 service of news, entertainment and other content. To improve productivity and reliability, the channel needed to deploy an automated playout and media handling system that would be simple to maintain and develop in Nepal. Janata TV turned to Imagine Communications, which implemented a simple and secure design based on virtualized software running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.

The new, automated workflow is supported by Imagine Communications’ Nexio® Motion™ asset management software and Versio™ integrated playout solution. As well as handling playout, Versio also provides the engine to design and drive workflows, making it a true channel-in-a-box solution. The software-based solution makes the entire system extremely compact, as well as readily secured through redundant signal paths and hardware. It also made the implementation at Janata Television swift.

“We needed to implement a powerful and stable system,” said Laxman Humagain, general manager of Janata Television. “We also needed to get it installed and running without impeding our existing daily work. Imagine Communications offered not just a neat and powerful solution, but also a plan to implement it and get our staff trained and ready to go, with minimum disruption to our operations.”

Imagine Communications’ Mathias Eckert, SVP and GM EMEA and APAC, Playout & Networking, added, “This is our first Versio installation in Nepal, and we are proud to be working with Janata Television on this project. Our solution provided Janata with a user-friendly, effective and secure interface so staff could quickly become productive — developing their workflows and delivering great content to the audience across Nepal.”

Broadcast Technology Limited was the systems integrator on this project at Janata Television.

Versio, among the industry’s most comprehensive playout solutions, is 100% software running on COTS hardware. The cloud-native, microservices-based playout solution is designed for pure-IP, geo-dispersed environments. Versio is portable to all deployment environments, including premises-based appliance approaches, hybrid IP/SDI solutions or virtualized in private data centers or as public cloud deployments.

Imagine Communications will be exhibiting its broad range of solutions at IBC2018 in the Amtrium, Stand #4.A01. For more information about Imagine Communications’ products and solutions, please visit


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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.