Perhaps no other vendor has retooled in quite as dramatic fashion as Imagine Communications. The
last 18 months have seen the former Harris Broadcast make high-profile, acquisitions, and the
company says it has made a conscious effort to partner with broadcasters who are often already
transitioning to a multi-delivery world with more of the infrastructure governed by software and IT/IP.
Perhaps the biggest “win” from the company’s reinvention was announced at its press event Sunday:
The Disney/ABC Television Group of networks is now transitioning its linear broadcast operations to a
unified IP cloud architecture using Imagine Communications.
Disney/ABC Television Group is deploying VersioCloud, Imagine’s IP-enabled, integrated playout in
the cloud platform.
“By leveraging evolving IP and cloud technologies we are able to move beyond what’s currently
possible with traditional proprietary ‘big iron’ broadcast infrastructures,” said Vince Roberts,
executive vice president, global operations, and chief technology officer, Disney/ABC Television
Group. “Imagine Communications’ IP solutions enable us to automate and deliver workflow processes
and technologies to a more agile and scalable environment. Our shared vision and close collaboration
will enable Disney/ABC Television Group to take a uniquely innovative approach to the next
generation of television and media distribution platforms.”