Bangkok, Thailand, November 8, 2016: Bright TV, one of Thailand's most highly respected broadcasters, has upgraded its playout system to a PlayBox Technology ProductionAirbox Neo.
"Bright TV has been using a PlayBox Technology AirBox system very successfully for the past three years," comments the network's senior broadcast technician Ampol Phimphila. "Upgrading to a ProductionAirBox Neo enables us to make greater use of studio insertion, handling a wider range of file formats and extending the output to four channels. The server is compact and connects easily with the rest of our infrastructure. Most of our programmes are produced in high-definition so we can expand from SD to HD playout very easily. PlayBox Technology Thailand provided good hands-on training both to our operators and technical staff, and responds quickly to any request for support."
"We are seeing continued strong demand for PlayBox Technology solutions through our national market and globally," adds Nut Deesamer, branch director of PlayBox Technology (Thailand). "ProductionAirBox Neo has a client/server architecture which allows Bright TV to operate the server from a desktop workstation in the master control room, linked via a local area network to the adjacent apparatus room."
ProductionAirBox Neo is a media manipulation and delivery system with the near-zero latency demanded for the fast-paced work environment of broadcast news, sports and live production. A wide range of file formats and resolutions can be imported into the playlist, with up to 16 digital audio channels to accommodate multi-channel multi-language programmes. The feature set also includes forward or reverse shuttle at up to 32x speed, mixing of different video resolutions and formats in a single playlist, logical content trimming, multi-channel audio output, plus support for a wide variety of compression standards and media containers. The Network Device Interface open protocol for IP production workflow is supported.
Bright TV Thailand
Based in the Thai capital, Bangkok, Bright TV (www.brighttv.co.th) provides global, national and regional news covering a wide range of themes including social issues, politics, economics, the arts, general entertainment and sport. These are transmitted via Thailand's digital terrestrial network to a potential audience of over 66 million people across the country. Bright TV content is also available worldwide via the internet.