Imagine hires Sky Deutschland vet

Imagine Communications has appointed Stephan Heimbecher as its new international director of consulting services, based out of Munich ...

Imagine hires Sky Deutschland vet
Imagine hires Sky Deutschland vet

Imagine Communications has appointed Stephan Heimbecher as its new international director of consulting services, based out of Munich, Germany. Heimbecher joins Imagine Communications from Sky Deutschland, where he spent the last 16 years at the helm of innovation and standards for the company.

In his new role at Imagine, Heimbecher will lead a team focused on IP production and playout, hybrid and IP facility implementation, cloud and virtualized deployment for playout and distribution, and multiplatform delivery and operations across traditional and OTT platforms.

Heimbecher has more than 25 years' experience in the broadcast industry, starting at Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) where he was a research associate before moving into consulting around the topics of digital and interactive TV. Heimbecher has been involved in the development of standards with the DVB Steering Board through SMPTE and more recently the ITU and IEC, as well as the UHD Alliance, the Ultra HD Forum, and the German TV Platform.

"We are delighted to welcome Stephan to the Imagine Communications team, and we look forward to seeing him lead our new consulting initiatives in APAC and EMEA and reinforcing the IP experience we have already gained through the deployment of a significant number of projects around the world," said Mathias Eckert, senior vice president and general manager, EMEA/APAC, Playout & Networking Solutions, at Imagine.

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