1Music Channel Plays with PlayBox Technology

Thursday, August 21, 2008

PlayBox Technology powers the newest Romanian Music Channel.

1Music Channel, a new music channel in the Romanian music television market, started broadcasting in May and is free to air via satellite throughout most of Europe. 1Music is also streamed on digital cable and delivered by most of the Romanian analogue CATV providers as part of the standard package.

The complete PlayBox Technology workflow includes a fully redundant playout system for maximum reliability using two AirBox playout servers, each with 200 hours of RAID protected storage, in a Main and Redundant configuration. CaptureBox is used as a monitoring solution and also for ingesting clips while the TitleBox provides the interactive CG with Graphics. Tight integration of all the PlayBox Technology modules makes for a simple yet very reliable and straightforward workflow solution. CaptureBox ingest and AirBox playout servers can control external devices such as switchers, routers, VTRs, etc. The integration of AirBox with TitleBox allows the manipulation of graphic objects, templates, etc., to be fully automated from AirBox. DataBox enables the detailed classification and description of various media metadata that can then be used for automatic insertion directly on-air with the video clips and graphics playing from AirBox and TitleBox. SafeBox orchestrates the workflow of media through to the playout system including making sure the right material is loaded in both AirBox servers well before transmission and removing any media from the local storage that is not required later in the schedule.
The channel stands out for its interactive and nonconformist approach with its objective to provide a niche service beyond other local music TV stations. It highlights local productions and Romanian artists, taking into account market globalisation. The TV station lines up music and entertainment aimed at the 15 to 34 year olds. 1Music Channel plans to transmit local shows with most being hosted by national music celebrities. PlayBox Technology was chosen for its extremely cost-effective and complete broadcast solution to meet the unique requirements of 1Music Channel. It is fully scalable and expandable to meet future requirements and, most important to 1Music Channel, has local support and training provided from the PlayBox Technology (Romania) office.
About 1Music Channel
Launched in May 2008, 1Music Channel it is the newest Romanian Music Channel that looks beyond the Top 40 and targets new talent including artists and groups starting their career and needing help in to launch themselves. 1Music is an innovative influence for the Romanian music market that will aim to introduce unknown potential hit-makers to the music scene. It is received in 2,500,000 homes in Romania that will rise to 4,800,000 by the end of the year.