OH-TV, international TV network provider, has expanded with 10 additional AirBox Playout Channels from PlayBox Technology. This new investment allows the London-based broadcaster to offer playout services to other channels in addition to producing and transmitting its own channels.
"We bought our first AirBox playout system in May 2008 following careful evaluation of the available systems," comments OH-TV CEO Akin Salami. "The service-provider we were working with at that time was itself a successful PlayBox Technology customer which certainly influenced our choice. We were impressed by the modular structure of the PlayBox Technology platform. It gave us the ability to choose the precise combination of features we needed for our combination of live and scheduled channels."
"We expanded in 2009 with a second PlayBox Technology AirBox system and now have a total of twelve AirBox playout automation servers working in sync with a network-attached-storage that were fully integrated with PlayBox Technology. All twelve servers can be operated either remotely or straight from our MCR. This solution proves very robust, working continuously every day of the year. Its reliability allows us to get on with our core business of making and transmitting programmes.
"We transmit our own programmes to viewers in the UK and Europe via Sky satellite and Freeview. We also produce OH USA which is transmitted via the IP-based UN1TY platform. Other broadcasters have seen the efficiency of our operation and that makes our services attractive globally. Our current client base includes SMASH TV, TIWA TIWA, Hip TV Nigeria, Glitz. Views channel and VEATZ 24. They stay with us because they know we are easy to work with and, thanks to PlayBox Technology, highly reliable and efficient."
The OHTV Network (www.ohtv.co.uk) delivers family friendly, ethical programming which is innovative, inspirational, authentic and entertaining. Launched in 2008, OHTV reaches in excess of 25 million people per month via its international platform, 700,000 per month in the UK. OHTV has a core demographic of 18-35 year olds. It also produces content for the 35-plus age group in the form of documentaries, business and news initiatives.