Investment Date
February 2013
Vertical
Telecommunications
Fund
GCP III
Investment Status
Current
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Imagine Communications

Global leader in video infrastructure, advertising systems, and workflow management solutions serving the media broadcast, digital media, multichannel video programming distributor, and enterprise markets

Highlights
  • Enabling half of the world’s video channels
  • Five decades of innovation
  • 3 million products deployed across four portfolios: Advertising Management Systems, Playout, Networking and Infrastructure, and Distribution
  • 3,000 customers across 185 countries
  • Long-standing and valuable partnerships with the global TV Networks, Broadcast Station Groups, and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors
  • Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and Cincinnati, Ohio, with global Centers of Excellence in Denver, Toronto, London, and Beijing
  • Carve out from Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)

Initiatives
  • Rebranded Harris Broadcast and created Imagine Communications (video infrastructure solutions) and GatesAir (over-the-air transmission solutions) in March 2014
  • Appointed Charlie Vogt as CEO, July 2013
  • Completed four technology tuck-in acquisitions, enhancing Imagine Communications’ TV Everywhere, Cloud and Advertising Management portfolio
  • Leading the Media Broadcast and Multichannel Video Programming Distributor industry in complete end-to-end video solutions and pioneering the evolution towards IP, software-defined, cloud and TV Everywhere technologies
  • Enhancing market reach, scale and differentiated offerings with announced partnerships with IBM, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, EMC and Verizon Digital Media Services