Imagine Communications has secured the contract to transition the playout facilities at Jordan Media City (JMC) from SD to HD.
The facility, based in Amman, Jordan, will see six new ART HD channels added to support its growing roster of international clients, which are scheduled to go on air in spring 2016.
JMC, founded in 2001, was the first private media city in the Middle East, providing technology and staff for regional and international clients. Its broadcasting capabilities now spans 400 channels which links directly to Arabsat, Nilesat, Yahsat and AsiaSat satellite platforms covering the different regions.
Imagine will provide its Nexio AMP servers at the facility, offering HD-SDI ingest, preview and playout.
“As our business grows, we are looking to provide the highest quality services to our clients while simplifying our workflows to remain operationally efficient,” said Faris Abdullah, CTO at JMC.
“We have worked with Imagine Communications for more than ten years, and we know the company has reliable products and excellent support in the region. They will deliver what they promise, and will ensure we get on air on schedule.”
Along with the new storage network, Imagine Communications is supplying its Platinum VX digital video router, as well as its monitoring, conversion, synchronisation and test and measurement solutions.
Paul Wallis, sales director for the Middle East and Africa at Imagine Communications, said, “Over the course of our longstanding relationship we have seen JMC grow into a world-class facility, now ranked in the top 20 globally.
“We are proud to be playing a critical role in the next phase of JMC’s continued maturation. Crucial to the success of this latest installation is the continued investment by Imagine Communications in a strong design and support group on the ground in the Middle East, which understands the real issues of the customer and can react quickly.”