The new international director of consulting services will lead the Imagine team to address challenges that are currently facing the broadcast and media industry
Stephan Heimbecher has moved from Sky Deutschland to Imagine Communications to fill the role as international director of consulting services. Based in Munich, Germany, Heimbecher will lead the Imagine team to focus on collaboration with customers in order to address challenges faced by the broadcast and media industry.
Heimbecher brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in the broadcast industry, where he started as a research associate at Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) before moving into consulting around the topics of digital and interactive TV. He has also been involved in the development of standards as a member of the DVB Steering Board through the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and more recently the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), as well as other standards bodies and industry associations including the UHD Alliance and the Ultra HD Forum.
Welcoming Heimbecher to the Imagine team, Mathias Eckert, senior vice-president and general manager, EMEA/APAC, playout and networking solutions, Imagine Communications, said: “We are delighted to welcome Stephan to the Imagine Communications team, and we look forward to seeing him lead our new consulting initiatives in Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and reinforcing the IP experience we have already gained through the deployment of a significant number of projects globally.”