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ABC Announces Move to Cloud-Based Master Control

Apr 13, 2015  •  Post A Comment

ABC has become the first major TV network to move its linear broadcast operations to the cloud, with the Disney/ABC Television Group announcing today that it is “transitioning its linear broadcast operations — global programming playout, delivery and network operations — to a unified IP cloud architecture using Imagine Communications.”

The move to what the company calls an IP-based “virtual master control” comes after the group successfully deployed its cloud-based WATCH services.

Said Vince Roberts, executive vice president, global operations and chief technology officer, Disney/ABC Television Group: “By leveraging evolving IP and Cloud technologies we are able to move beyond what’s currently possible with traditional proprietary ‘Big Iron’ broadcast infrastructures. Imagine Communications’ IP solutions enable us to automate and deliver workflow processes and technologies to a more agile and scalable environment.”

Please click here for details in the announcement from Disney/ABC Television Group.

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