Imagine Communications and Verizon Digital Media Services Come Together to Deliver Seamless, End-to-End OTT Distribution Solution

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DALLAS -- Imagine Communications, a global leader in video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions and  Verizon Digital Media Services, a leading global video enablement and delivery service provider, are joining forces to help broadcasters and video service providers implement over-the-top (OTT) video streaming of linear content through an integrated, end-to-end, collaborative solution. The relationship aims to integrate and simplify workflows for broadcast and Internet playout systems. By combining Imagine Communications’ broadcast routing, playout and trafficking systems with Verizon’s video encoding, management and content delivery network, online viewers can be assured of one of the highest quality viewing experience on any screen, anytime, anywhere.

“Broadcasters are increasingly challenged to find quick and cost-effective ways to expand their audiences through multiscreen services,” said Charlie Vogt, chief executive officer, Imagine Communications. “By combining our end-to-end video management solutions with Verizon’s industry-leading content delivery infrastructure, we are creating a dynamic and powerful combination that helps broadcasters more easily and effectively deliver their linear programming directly to end-users regardless of location or preferred device.”

Verizon Digital Media Services’ Video Lifecycle Solution is now integrated with Imagine Communications’ next-generation cloud innovations, including Zenium™, a software-defined workflow management platform. Zenium allows media companies to use existing workflow blueprints or whiteboard new workflows in an agile, component-based environment, enabling immediate launch of the desired end-to-end solution. Verizon’s Video Lifecycle Solution provides live, linear, and on-demand video encoding and streaming for multiscreen environments, including single-format media processing for the highest quality playback across a wide variety of multiscreen devices. 

“Content creators, aggregators and service providers have been searching for a complete, software-based solution for distributing their live, linear and on-demand content to multiscreen environments,” said Robert Toohey, president, Verizon Digital Media Services. “The combination of our two companies’ capabilities allows these media companies to rapidly develop new workflows and content for distribution to their over-the-top audiences.”   

Verizon Digital Media Services provides media companies with a suite of advanced video solutions and products, enabling them to satisfy consumer demand for premium digital media. The company’s flexible and robust video solutions are customizable and can be seamlessly integrated for video on demand, linear channels and live events.

Visit Imagine Communications’ Booth 2702 at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, April 11-16 or visit www.imaginecommunications.com for more information. Visit Verizon’s Booth SU4910 or visit www.verizondigitalmedia.com for more information.

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