StarTimes, based in Beijing, China, has installed 12 PlayBox Technology servers at NTA, the Nigerian Television Authority in Lagos. These are used to broadcast six Chinese channels into Nigeria via a DTH platform.
PlayBox Technology has supplied two AirBox playout and automation servers to London-based broadcaster OHTV. These add to OHTV’s existing channels, also supported with PlayBox Technology severs, as the broadcaster continues to expand its operations.
PlayBox Technology has supplied two playout channels to ViewSat, a leading provider of global broadcast and transmission services for television and radio channels. This brings the total of PlayBox Technology channels operating at ViewSat to 25 and continues a long relationship between the two companies.
IBC, this year involving over 50,000 people, lived up to its reputation as the biggest broadcast show in Europe. While PlayBox Technology was presenting its latest developments, around the 1400 stands at the show there was a big emphasis in networked technology and the almost unspoken use of standard platforms rather then dedicated hardware.
Hong Kong-based broadcaster Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment (Phoenix CNE), part of the Phoenix Chinese TV Group, has gone live from its new UK playout center and studios. The broadcaster operates internationally to serve audiences in Southeast Asia, Australasia, Europe and the U.S. in Mandarin and Cantonese.
The Paley Center for Media in New York City has an international collection of nearly 150,000 programmes covering almost 100 years of television and radio history, including news, public affairs programs and documentaries, performing arts programs, children's programming, sports, comedy and variety shows and commercial advertising.
PlayBox Technology has supplied and installed an EdgeBox remote playout system for the Nautical Channel. The equipment now operating at WRN Broadcast in London is providing playout for DISH in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.
Large Broadcasters and Networks have a unique challenge, often needing to develop systems that span several locations with complex workflows and critical business needs. These are uniquely complex and require a special expertise to develop technologies and workflows that are efficient, effective and cost-sensitive.
PlayBox Technology delivered a complete end-to-end News Room automation solution at Sea News TV at Agra, the Taj Mahal City, India. The solution includes four AirBox, two CaptureBox, and two TitleBox servers. An additional SafeBox storage server was added for automated media management. News Air, with a license for 25 users for full news preparation freedom, and TitleBox DashBoard were also installed.
Mongolian News Channel (MNC TV) is the latest HD news broadcaster in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Launched in April 2012 MNC TV station transmits 24/7 unbiased local and international news. The programme consists of a mix of live bulletins, documentaries, factual programming, and naturally, live rolling news.