Zambia's state-owned television and radio network, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, has chosen AirBox Neo from PlayBox Technology as the core of a new playout facility at its production studios in Kitwe. The newly completed system was installed by Beijing-based StarTimes in partnership with PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific.
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Friday, April 6th, 2018
Leading global channel-in-a-box manufacturer PlayBox Technology UK Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Provancha as managing director of PlayBox Technology UK Limited.
by Van Duke, US director of operations, PlayBox Technology
(based on a presentation to the Florida chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers)
The subject of this short article is broadcasting, where we are today and where the industry is heading. We will be looking at master control, file-based workflow and cloud-based workflow.
PlayBox Technology announces a major addition to its global sales and support network with the appointment of Pixsel Africa Limited as master distributor for East Africa.
PlayBox Technology announces a major new addition to its global partnership team with the appointment of Enlighten Digital as master distributor for Florida. Based in Orlando, Enlighten Digital provides equipment and systems for a wide range of customers including broadcasters, government agencies, universities, sports venues and houses of worship. Its expertise includes consulting, designing traditional and file based systems, integration and solutions sales.
Moscow-based satellite broadcaster Football Channel has completed a major upgrade of the graphics, scheduling and playout system at its studios on the city's southwestern perimeter. The project was performed in cooperation with PlayBox Technology distribution partner Systems Video Graphics Animation LLC (SVGA) which is also located in the Russian capital.
DM Digital, a UK-based television channel with a popular following in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania, is the latest in a long line of broadcasters upgrading their playout infrastructure to latest-generation Neo solutions from PlayBox Technology.
América TeVé, America's largest independent Spanish language television station, has invested in three four-channel PlayBox Technology Production AirBox Neo servers as the core of a major technical upgrade at its studio headquarters in Miami.
Just over 10 years ago, we introduced a system which gave broadcast channel operators the option of hosting their playout servers at the distant end of an internet connection rather than on-site. All they needed on site was a computer capable of running a web browser plus a reasonably fast internet link for uploading file-based audiovisual content to the host service-provider. It was a great success and is still a current product.
"Competition for viewer attention between terrestrial, satellite and online-streaming delivery will continue to increase during 2018," comments PlayBox Technology CEO Pavlin Rahnev. "Which route the output from our products takes during delivery to viewers is largely academic. Our role in the workflow is to ensure that all content, interstitials and region-specific commercials are safely integrated into the broadcaster's transmission schedule, ready for fully automated or manually supervised playout.