US Sales Manager, Strategic Accounts
Jack has deep roots in the media industry, having grown up in a family-owned broadcast engineering firm. His father, Jack Vines Sr., was the founder of TEC and a pioneer in the ENG\SNG systems field. Jack started his career in sales with TEC by helping the firm become a preferred vendor for the top 20 TV station owner groups and media outlets in the country. Later he joined IBM s 'The Weather Company', serving media clients by helping them create new income streams and content strategies for both on-air and mobile programming. Next, Jack led the NextGen TV sales team at Synamedia, helping top broadcasters migrate facilities from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0. With nearly 25 years in the industry Jack has deep insights around transformation in the media business including infrastructure, news technology, cloud migration and NextGenTV. Given his experience in broadcast technology and broadcast business models, Jack has become a thought leader in the NextGen TV field. Today Jack represents Imagine Communications, consulting with top-tier clients on new strategies to make and monetize TV.
Imagine Communications helps broadcasters make and monetize TV with a unique broadcast-quality monetization platform which allows broadcasters to take an "audience first" approach. This is supported by production and playout platforms that solve infrastructure challenges at each point on the curve. Their infrastrucutre portfolio includes the Selenio Network Processor, a unique solution that allows an ATSC 3.0 broadcaster to efficiently inter-mix a variety of signals flowing in and around the TV station.