2021 Devoncroft Executive Summit


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Imagine Communications empowers the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation. Broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on our optimized, future proof, multiscreen video and revenue enablement solutions every day to support their mission-critical operations. Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse our products, and our software solutions drive close to a third of global ad revenue. Through continuous innovation, we are delivering the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the industry. Visit https://www.imaginecommunications.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter @imagine_comms.

Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premises Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) that enables reliable broadcast-quality video delivery over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device. The company offers technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world. The SDVP makes it easy and economical for media companies to source, manage, localize, and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels in broadcast QoS, securely and at scale, using any form of IP network or Hybrid IP environments. Over 10+ years, the Zixi Enabled Network (ZEN) has grown to over 250 OEM and service providers and serves well over 700 customers representing most of the top media brands around the world with 20,000+ channels delivered daily. www.zixi.com .

SDVI is an Emmy® Award-winning supplier of cloud-based media supply chain technology that empowers organizations to achieve business agility, realize operational efficiency, and pursue growth opportunities. The company’s Rally media supply chain platform helps organizations build and manage a scalable and responsive infrastructure for optimizing the entire media supply chain from ingest to delivery.

In the action-packed world of live video production and delivery, The Switch is always on and always there.

From venue to viewer, our flexible production platform enables our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling live coverage, while our delivery network connects production facilities with 800+ of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, and sports and event venues. We seamlessly link rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services – and turn on live content, across the world.

We are trusted every day by tech giants, major global broadcasters and premier sports organizations to deliver their content across linear TV, on-demand and streaming platforms. Putting your trust on The Switch means always delivering brilliant viewing experiences to your audience.

TAG Video Systems is the world leader in 100% software based integrated IP Multiviewing, Probing and Monitoring platform for Realtime Video analysis.  Introducing its first IP solution in 2008, today TAG supports over 50,000 channels across the four primary broadcasting applications – Live Production, Playout/Master Control, Transport & Delivery and OTT. TAG’s Zer0 Friction philosophy allows Broadcasters and Content Distributors the greatest scalability, flexibility and asset utilization available in the market today. The 100% software platform supports both compressed and uncompressed formats, including MPEG TS, JPEG2000, SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-6/7, and HLS. TAG’s solutions run on standard Commercial Off-The-Shelf hardware (COTS) and cloud, providing state-of-the-art IP monitoring and analysis tools combined with highest quality UHD Multiviewer available on standard and mobile device displays

TVU Networks is a global organization with more than 3,000 customers using its IP and cloud-based workflow solutions across multiple industries including news, entertainment media, sports, corporate, streaming, houses of worship and government. Through the use of AI and automation driven technology, TVU helps broadcasters realize an efficient metadata and story-centric workflow through its TVU MediaMind platform for live video content acquisition, indexing, production, distribution and management. The company has been on the forefront of developing the tools needed to revolutionize and streamline the Media Supply Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of many major media companies worldwide and isa Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner.

ATEME enables content owners, broadcasters and service providers to captivate their audiences with a superior quality of experience, so they can boost viewership engagement, acquire new customers, and unleash new monetization potential.

ATEME’s multi-codec encoding, any-format origin/packaging, scalable cloud DVR, audience-aware CDN and revenue-generating dynamic ad insertion solutions powers thousands of the world’s leading studios, content owners, broadcasters, and terrestrial, cable, satellite, IPTV and OTT streaming service providers to deliver higher-quality content to billions of viewers on any screen.

ATEME has repeatedly innovated in fields ranging from visual quality to smart caching and analytics. Its multiple-award-winning R&D teams ensure that ATEME remains a future-proof partner through active participation in forums and associations including DVB, SMPTE, ATSC, AOM, MPEG Streaming Video Alliance, CMAF-IF and 3GPP.

Founded in 1991, ATEME has 450 employees in its headquarters in France and offices around the world: USA, Brazil, UK, Spain, Germany, Russia, the UAE, Singapore, Korea and Australia. 

Since 2014, ATEME is listed on the Paris Euronext market (ISIN: FR0011992700) and a member of its Tech 40 index. With 2020 revenues of €71 M revenues, in January 2021 the company finalized its acquisition of Anevia, a provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions.

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. For sports, media and entertainment companies, Cisco delivers solutions for superior fan experiences, streamline IT operations, create dynamic content experiences and manage physical and cyber security. For Broadcasters, Cisco brings cutting edge technology that transform content production. With solutions for Collaboration, IP Fabric, Cloud Orchestration and Data Center, Cisco ‘s deep experience and vast partner ecosystem has enabled broadcasters to reimagine workflows, creating flexibility and efficiency through every stage of content production. This expertise is why Nine, a leading free-to-air television network in Australia, selected Cisco to support their migration to an IP infrastructure. Discover more on our Portfolio Explorer   and on cisco.com.

Comcast Technology Solutions provides a portfolio of media, entertainment, and technology solutions. Built on Comcast’s know-how, proven facilities, platforms, and infrastructure, we offer more than 20 years of reliable real-world broadcast and digital experience.

LTN® Global is a worldwide leader in video technology solutions for producers and distributors of broadcast-quality content. Built on the world’s fastest and most reliable IP multicast network, LTN’s universal media ecosystem unites modular services and integrates with other leading technologies to bring full-video-chain workflows, driving scale from creation and acquisition to monetization and delivery. LTN has been connecting the world with transformative video experiences for more than twelve years and continues to make content more valuable and relevant to media organizations and global audiences. Click here for more information.

Microsoft empowers media & entertainment organizations to achieve more through a trusted and secure platform supported by a comprehensive partner ecosystem with industry-leading solutions for content production, collaboration, content delivery, audience insights, and personalized experiences.  Learn more about intelligent media and entertainment to see how our capabilities have optimized workflows, streamlined content delivery, and deepened audience engagement for the likes of Digital Domain, Wunderman Thompson, Dentsu Aegis Network, wavve, LaLiga, the Miami Heat, and the BBC.

Signiant’s advanced transport technology has long been trusted by the media industry for mission-critical file transfer applications across the global supply chain. Signiant software provides fast, reliable, secure movement of large datasets via any IP network, with comprehensive control and visibility at any scale. These benefits are more important than ever in today’s hybrid cloud, multi-cloud world, where the Signiant Software-Defined Content Exchange (SDCX) SaaS platform plays a foundational role in the modern media technology stack. This unified means of accessing media assets located in diverse, distributed storage repositories has set the stage for innovations that extend Beyond Fast File Movement.

  • Media Shuttle is the easiest and most reliable way for people to send any size file, anywhere, fast
  • Jet offers powerfully simple unattended content exchange, within and between companies
  • Flight is a unique utility to optimize the transport of large datasets to and from the cloud
  • Manager+Agents offers advanced system-to-system automation for complex networks and workflows

Singular.live delivers broadcast quality graphics and personalized engagement for the biggest brands in media. The world’s first Intelligent Overlay platform, Singular is the new industry standard, delivering cutting edge live content technology that enables brands to deeply engage audiences on any device, all from a web browser.
Fully customizable and widely compatible with existing workflows and providers with a large and growing list of integrated partners including GV AMPP, Sony, Grabyo, TVU, Amagi, Wowza and more. Singular provides a scalable, flexible and frictionless way of enhancing video content whilst reducing costs, improving workflows and increasing viewer engagement.
Built by multiple Emmy award winning pioneers and founders in broadcast graphics and tech, Singular is disrupting live content creation and viewer engagement, removing the barriers to entry for all content creators.

Transport Stream processing, Advertising insertion, regional TV systems, open platform encoding and Audio Description/Video Description systems.

Advertising insertion and regional TV systems for traditional broadcast and OTT platforms.

Transport Stream Splicer – multiple channels running on generic IT hardware and offering GOP boundary or frame accurate splicing with minimal propagation delay and integrated SCTE decoder. Options include an integrated Ad server and logo insertion. Supports 4K HEVC media. Applications include advertising insertion, content replacement and unwanted content slating.

Transport Stream Switching – clean switching for a range of applications.

Transport Stream Processing – including logo insertion, slate overlay, programable delays and audio track manipulation.

Open platform encoding supporting multiple channels, +N hour delayed outputs and closed caption processing.

World leaders in Audio Description/Video Description technology and offering a full workflow solution.

The DPP is the media industry’s business network. It is a not-for-profit company with an international membership that spans the whole media supply chain, covering global technology companies, production companies, digital agencies, suppliers, service providers, post production facilities, online platforms, broadcasters, distributors and not-for-profit organizations. The DPP harnesses the collective intelligence of its membership to generate insight, enable change and create market opportunities. For more information, or to enquire about membership visit thedpp.com .


SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists and engineers working together to drive the industry forward

Technical brilliance. Creative passion. A shared dedication to the collaborative process. From the early days of entertainment technology to the latest digital media breakthroughs, the brightest minds in the industry have found their community in SMPTE, the home of creative technology.

SMPTE people form a global professional society of individuals and corporations collaborating for the advancement of all things technical in the motion picture, television and digital media industries. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings , technical conferences and exhibitions  , informational blog posts , and the renowned SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. We champion local and global forums, section meetings  and other events that offer invaluable access to a network of mentors and colleagues. And we encourage and reward volunteer participation in leadership roles  Board of Governors page within the Society.

Just as importantly, SMPTE is an internationally recognized Standards  organization, bringing order to the chaos of constantly evolving technologies with a high level of unbiased technical excellence.

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