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Imagine Communications: Supporting TV Everywhere and OTT

TV Everywhere and OTT services require the creation and management of many parallel outputs—meaning complex workflows. “As a result, media organisations need a flexible, new approach to both media processing and workflow management to enable them to quickly launch new services, scale with expanding opportunities, and adapt to changing market dynamics. Imagine Communications is showcasing an array of scalable systems designed to address these requirements,” said CTO, Steve Reynolds.

That includes Imagine’s SelenioFlex software-based media processing system, which is designed to provide flexible, high-quality, live and file encoding, transcoding and processing at any point in the content chain, supporting applications from source acquisition to Adaptive Bit Rate delivery and Video on Demand.

The SelenioFlex File automated, high-volume, file-to-file media transformation software and SelenioFlex Live multiscreen encoder are both built on Imagine’s workflow management platform, enabling extensible, customisable, software-defined workflows.

For high-density multichannel live and linear TVE and OTT applications, the SelenioNext ABR transcoder offers up to 10 times the processing density and power efficiency of competing systems, claimed Imagine. Using a standard IT platform, SelenioNext could replace a headend of dedicated video processing equipment, while creating a foundation for future transcoding needs, the company said.

Also featured is the SelenioEdge content delivery network software, designed to provide scalable, cache-efficient streaming to end-user devices, enabling complete TVE and OTT workflows.