1,500 PlayBox Channels since IBC2006

1,500 PlayBox Channels since IBC2006

Playout Broadcasting playbox video server

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Playout and Automation Manufacturer PlayBox Technology, between IBC2006 and IBC2007, has supplied its solutions to power 1,500 New TV Channels as sales rocketed upwards after the success of last year’s exhibition. Every month between 100 and 150 new channels have been delivered that represents record sales for the company and brings its worldwide total to over 4,000 channels since 1999.

Success is due to PlayBox Technology providing for conventional automation playout solutions as well as newer TV genres that require low cost, high reliability workflows, in SD, HD and DVB that suit a wide range of requirements and budgets.

AirBox, with built-in automation, is the video playout solution, and TitleBox offers on-air graphics preparation and presentation often contributing as a major part of the output for games shows, quiz shows and shopping channels. TitleBox is the driving force behind new-style interactive channels such as SMS2TV, voting, gaming and other graphics-driven channels. PlayBox Technology offers complete playout workflows from acquisition using TrafficBox to archive using MAM.

The list of many new users includes broadcasters such as MTA (London) with multiple channels providing round-the-world and round-the-clock coverage via multiple satellites, to cable and satellite-based services such as Brava HDTV (The Netherlands) that is one of the growing number of HD services using PlayBox playout.

The period has seen expansion not only in the product range increase to include DVB with ASI/IP streaming as well as HD that were launched at IBC2006, but also in the worldwide coverage. PlayBox Technology has opened new sales and support offices USA and Australia adding to the ones already established in Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the UK to provide a better reach and support to more clients.