Imagine Communications has announced the implementation of a new master control system at the Iraqi Media Network (IMN), the national broadcaster in Iraq.
The installation of channel playout and content management solutions allows IMN to deliver two new HD channels — Al Iraqiya News and Al Iraqiya Turkmen — as well as boost workflow efficiency and productivity.
The two new additions join IMN's existing catalogue of specialist sport, religious and entertainment television services already broadcast using Imagine Communications equipment.
Implemented in conjunction with local systems integrator AV Solutions, the turnkey project included systems design, engineering planning, product procurement and project management services in order to complete the installation at IMN’s Baghdad-based headquarters.
Zaid Wattar, managing director, AV Solutions, said: “The existing systems deployed at IMN were dependable and flexible, and we had no hesitation to recommend extending them to gain the additional functionality and capacity required by the broadcaster. The project also allowed IMN to install the latest servers, master control and playout technology, ensuring the best operational workflows and business efficiency. Imagine Communications has proven itself an extremely reliable partner during this entire process.”
The new installation combines Nexio AMP transmission servers, Nexio Farad high-performance, scalable, online storage, and Platinum signal routing and distribution solutions, all under the control of ADC channel playout automation.
The tightly integrated deployment provides a seamless, end-to-end media playout and content management platform, with abundant bandwidth and storage support to meet the demanding workflow requirements at IMN. The deployment also provides the agility needed to enable seamless enhancements and expansion for additional services in a dynamic and changing media and business landscape.