Kino Polska expands with PlayBox Technology

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PlayBox Technology has delivered a fully integrated multi-channel DVB workflow solution to Kino Polska in Poland. The SPI group delivers a bouquet of channels for its viewers that include the 9 film channels called FilmBox, as well as FashionBox, FightBox, DocuBox and more, totaling 15 channels. All channels are broadcast in 16:9, most in HD, and are transmitted to Central and Eastern Europe.

Kino Polska chose PlayBox Technology’s DVB workflow as the solution for its requirements, using AirBox DVB streamer for playout. “PlayBox Technology offers a unique and reliable DVB platform including an excellent subtitling solution, quick and reliable support and, last but not least, all at a very reasonable price”, says Marcin Kowalski Managing Director of FilmBox and Kino Polska channels. He continues, “We have established great cooperation between PlayBox Technology and Kino Polska TV. This started back in 2010 and so far we have purchased 12 HD AirBox servers, two DVB SubtitlePlus servers, a DVB Muxer and much more.”

“We use a simple streaming workflow to power our channels in different countries. The different channels use DVB SubtitlePlus servers which support up to 255 languages. Using PlayBox DVB Muxer greatly simplifies our job and we distribute the signal with subtitles in multiple languages into multiple countries. Depending on our needs the output streams can be IP MPEG-2 or H.264,” says Mr Kowalski.

Future plans at Kino Polska TV include expanding the DVB workflow to open more channels in Poland and other regions of Central and Eastern Europe. These will be based on the same workflow with HD streaming, DVB subtitle servers and multiplexers.

About Kino Polska

Kino Polska TV S.A. is a Polish company that produces the award-winning channel Kino Polska TV with the mission of promoting Polish cinematography. Together with Kino Polska Muzyka, which broadcasts Polish popular music and entertainment from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, they make the Polish culture accessible to a very wide audience.

Kino Polska is a part of SPI International that has offices in Europe and USA. The company mainly specialises in film distribution, TV channels, VoD and hardware distribution.