Imagina US is the Americas Division of Imagina Holdings and is responsible for Television Dominicana, a US television channel broadcasted to the Dominican Republic community in the US. It provides programming from the Dominican Republic as well as live coverage of the Winter Baseball League. In fact, from October 2013 to January 2014, Television Dominicana was the number one Latin cable channel, in large part due to carrying these live games.
In the past, Imagina US would capture live video of the games from a local television station in the Dominican Republic and transport it via satellite to the US. Unfortunately, this rendered a low quality video image and high costs for the company. They came to Streambox, Inc. in search of a new, efficient, and high quality means to broadcast the games over their channel.
They selected Streambox HD 9300 rackmount units to be placed in two of the baseball stadiums in the Dominican Republic. From there, they stream live feeds over IP directly to Miami, where the video is received, decoded, and played out on Streambox SD 5300 rackmount units. Although they can only broadcast the channel in the US in SD, the HD feed from the Dominican Republic provides a superior quality of video than they had previously. They are also cutting costs by sending the video over IP rather than satellite. The Imagina US application of the Streambox rackmount encoders and decoders highlights the high quality achieved with the ACT-L3 compression as well as the cost effectiveness of sending video over IP.
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