NTV Hayat’s PlayBox Playout

Thursday, May 22, 2008

NTV Hayat, Sarajevo, is playing out two TV channels 24/7 on air using a complete playout solution from PlayBox Technology. This covers all stages from ingest, trough playout, to archive and creates a tightly integrated and flexible operation.
The whole workflow, with its diverse requirements, comprises an integrated selection of PlayBox solutions designed to match the needs of NTV Hayat with a high degree of security and automation. It includes six AirBox playout servers, each with 200 hours of storage, configured as three fully redundant playout channels to offer the best on-air reliability. The workflow includes ingest via five CaptureBox servers that control different external devices such as switchers, routers and VTRs to offer both manual and automatic operation. SafeBox  transfers the video material from the CaptureBox servers to the network Infortrend storage that performs the automated archive.
DataBox manages the large volumes of programme and media files enabling simple content searches in its database of all the media on the central storage (from InforTrend). ListBox enables creating and editing schedules that may be many days or weeks in advance. The SubtitleBox adding automated subtitling is enabled on all playout servers. In addition, SubTitle Plus provides multilingual support for creating subtitles via a customisable WYSIWYG user interface.

About NTV Hayat
Founded in 1991, NTV Hayat is an award-winning independent Bosnian TV channel. Its high standard of programming with many in-house productions has made it very popular and considered one of the best TV stations in Bosnia and Herzegovinawith. NTV Hayat targets a wide audience with a broad range of programmes including news, entertainment, music, sports, documentary, children’s, religious and cultural genres. It broadcasts 24 hours a day with seven to nine hours live or in-house productions, with over 1.1 million viewers of terrestrial transmissions and an additional 130,000 households accessed via cable.