PlayBox Technology and the Evolution of Virtualized Playout

Philip Neighbour, COO, PlayBox Technology Playout automation has been around for 40 years. At first this meant quite sophisticated computer infrastructures to provide both access and command, and realtime control over the array of one-function bespoke hardware devices. As Moore’s Law increased the processing power of standard computer hardware, so forward-thinking vendors saw the possibility…
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PlayBox Technology Withdraws from IBC 2021

London, November 12th 2021 – PlayBox Technology has announced today that they will no longer be attending the IBC 2021 show at the RAI, Amsterdam. Following the announcement from the Dutch government to impose partial lockdown due to the increasing number of COVID cases in the country and after careful consideration of external factors impacting…
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AirBox MEGA ICX – CABSAT Product Announcement

Check out our CABSAT Product Announcement video that was shown to visitors of the CABSAT 2021 exhibition in Dubai.

Al Qamar expands with PlayBox

London, UK, 18/10/21 – PlayBox Technology UK, the leading channel in a box provider for media companies worldwide, has provided an upgraded playout platform for Al Qamar Television’s Moon Channel. Al Qamar is an Arab-language, faith-based service based in London with a global streamed audience. As Al Qamar grows in output and audience, it needed…
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Live Streaming: The Next Mega-Market?

The idea of streaming content online is hardly new. Broadcasters have been doing it for many years, effectively simulcasting broadcast channels, but with platform-specific branding and commercials. Latterly, they have been investing in integrated playout systems to deliver these online streaming services, taking and adapting the broadcast feed. The revolution has come with the ability…
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Ramadan and Broadcasting – w/ Amir Taki

In this interview, Neil is joined by Amir Taki – director, executive producer and content creator at Haven Films. Amir takes us back to his days running one of the most successful Muslim faith TV channels in the world, Ahlulbayt TV, and what the month of Ramadan means for broadcasters and the communities that rely on them. Hope…
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City of Westland boosts community contact with PlayBox

London, UK – PlayBox Technology UK, the leading channel in a box provider for media companies worldwide, has delivered an upgraded playout solution to the City of Westland, in Michigan USA. The new integrated playout platform transforms the city’s capabilities while using existing hardware, for a highly cost-effective solution. A key part of its drive…
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SVOD: More Subscriptions = More Consumption?

Introduction Subscription video on demand, or SVOD, typically refers to platforms and services that require a user to subscribe to view its content. Some of the most popular examples of SVOD include Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, DAZN and Hulu. Nowadays, SVOD platforms exist for every type of content and genre. There are mainstream options…
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Taking Center Stage: Mergers and Acquisitions in Broadcasting

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have long been a powerful strategic tool in a wide range of industries. The act of merging two distinct companies together, or one company acquiring another, is often the result of forward-thinking perspectives and the desire to grow and expand into different sub-industries, markets and niches. In the broadcasting and media…
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AirBox Mega ICX – unprecedented playout and streaming power

London, UK, 19/08/21 – PlayBox Technology UK, the leading channel in a box provider for media companies worldwide, has launched a powerful new version of its market-leading AirBox playout and streaming software. AirBox Mega ICX delivers uncompromised playout capabilities in a feature-rich automation package and a simple user interface. AirBox provides automated content playout for broadcasters, online streaming services, cable headends and…
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