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The Media Industry is getting smaller -- and Why That’s a Good Thing
15 February 2018 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
If you’re looking for a discussion on industry consolidation, you’ve come to the wrong place. True, media and entertainment companies are merging and mating at a quickening pace, as this online article from the summer of 2017 attests. But the shrinkage we’re talking about here is of the technology...
Five Most Important Technology Trends of 2018
11 January 2018 by Joe McGarvey
New year. New urgency. The writing has been on the wall for several years. But now, entering 2018, it’s a bit bolder — and possibly in all caps. Broadcasters, content distributors and other organizations that inhabit the media and entertainment ecosystem understand that the inertia that has been...
SMPTE ST 2110
13 December 2017 by Imagine Communications
On December 8, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) publicly announced the publication of the primary standards within SMPTE ST 2110, the highly anticipated standards suite that specifies the carriage and synchronization of video, audio and ancillary data over IP networks...
Blog - Microservices Dectector
7 November 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
It’s the fall season in my corner of the world and that could only mean one thing: the annual appearance of all things pumpkin. As the weather begins its autumnal change, so too does the flavoring of nearly every consumable imaginable. Coffee, cereal, donuts – you name it – take on the hue and...
Blog: Live Production
25 October 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
These are heady times for an industry that has no choice but to shift to a more agile technology platform to better combat new competitive challenges and keep pace with rapidly evolving content consumption patterns. Media companies must simultaneously support existing operations and infrastructures...
Selfie Files - Phil Grossman
25 August 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Phil Grossman Director of Enterprise Solution Architecture University: Universities of Colorado and Georgia Degrees: B.S. in Civil and Architectural Engineering (Colorado);MBA in Technology Management (Georgia) Years in the industry: 14 Patents: 4...
Innovation Blog
19 July 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Technology companies tend to throw around the word innovation, and all its variations, with great frequency. We also leave no part of speech unturned. Innovation as noun, verb, adjective – and even adverb (innovatively) — are all fair game. It’s likely reached a point where engineers and other...
Blog: Ask the Expert
22 June 2017 by Imagine Communications
When Apple announced support for HEVC compression technology for iOS 11 at the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) early this month, it made a big splash in media & entertainment circles. (Helpful media summaries of the announcement can be found here and here.) All the hubbub...
Cybersecurity Watch
3 May 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Several published reports were issued over the weekend of a ransomware attack involving Netflix that resulted in the unauthorized release of several episodes of one of the media company’s most popular shows, Orange Is the New Black. The event was likely a hot topic among all segments of the media...
13 April 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Every few years, often on the eve of a major trade show, the media & entertainment industry is set abuzz by some new innovation or technology breakthrough. Just a couple of years ago, an IT invasion swept through the industry, setting off a torrent of tongue wagging and a mad scramble to get up...