Melbourne, Australia, November 3, 2016: PlayBox Technology reports high interest in its Neo and CloudAir channel branding and playout solutions among broadcasters attending the 2016 Sportscasting News and Live Production Conference & Expo in Melbourne. Held at the Etihad stadium October 26-27, the event embraced all aspects of television including studio operation, postproduction, archive management and transmission.
"It was a really great show catering for broadcasters, production service-providers, rights holders, venue managers and sports associations," says Brad Redwood, manager of PlayBox Technology Australian distributor Redwood's Technology Solutions. "These were real decision-makers including attendees from all regions of Australia plus New Zealand and Singapore. The dominant theme both at the exhibition and during the conference was the increasing demand for IP streaming. Our PlayBox Technology customer Echo Sports Network contributed a conference presentation describing how it is using AirBox to power a new channel for grassroots sports."
"AirBox Neo really called the shots, attracting huge interest from established broadcasters and sports groups keen to establish their own channels. It forms the ideal core for a compact system which provides all the facilities needed to convert themed content such as sports into an efficiently run and visually appealing television channel. AirBox Neo allows content to be streamed live with the same revenue-generating advertising and sponsorship opportunities as any satellite-based or terrestrial channel. We also offer the option of CloudAir which is available on a software-as-a-service basis rather than requiring investment in on-site equipment."
"We additionally demonstrated ProductionAirBox Neo which provides the near-zero latency demanded for fast-paced broadcast news, sports and live production. Content in a wide range of file formats and resolutions can be imported into the playlist, each with up to 16 audio channels to accommodate multi-language versions. Forward or reverse shuttle can be performed at up to 32x speed. Files in a variety of video resolutions and formats can be placed in a single playlist".
"My thanks to Brad for his sterling efforts at Sportscasting Expo," adds PlayBox Technology President Don Ash. "Q4 is an extremely busy time for our exhibition teams around the world, promoting the Neo and CloudAir product ranges at Africast in Nigeria, Broadcast India in Mumbai, CAPER in Argentina, this excellent event in Melbourne and the impending NAB New York show. PlayBox Technology anticipated the transition to server-based playout when it first became a logical improvement on rigidly-defined hardware. The Neo and CloudAir product ranges are ideal for broadcast networks of any scale, including tightly themed channels catering for specific interests such as sports.