PlayBox Technology IPTV Broadcast Solutions for ELTA Broadband

Thursday, May 22, 2008

PlayBox Technology has supplied six channels of IPTV playout for ELTA’s 24/7 multi-channel playout centre located in Taipei, Taiwan. PlayBox Technology solutions are used to broadcast the broadband IPTV channels of HiNet HiChannel that offer sports, movies, drama and entertainment, as well as ChungHwa Telecom’s (CHT) multimedia-on-demand (MOD) service that includes advertising and sports, including North American Major League Baseball.
 
PlayBox Technology designed and supplied the system for ELTA that was installed by local system integrator Voxel Vision Technology, weeks ahead of schedule. The workflow solution includes six AirBox servers that provide fully automated playout with scheduling; CaptureBox servers ingest live video and recorded programmes and, three remotely located ListBox workstations enable operators to create playlists according to the daily programme schedules. ELTA wanted to take maximum advantage of the tools and workflow solutions included in AirBox and throughout the PlayBox workflow, to provide the best playout automation for its requirements.
 
“ELTA chose PlayBox Technology for stability and being able to provide a complete system workflow with excellent scheduling capabilities” said Jacky Chen, the Project Manager of ELTA. This, as well as ELTA’s planned expansion and the increased requirements of HD programmes, make PlayBox Technology solutions the perfect choice, meeting both the current and the future playout automation needs.
 
About ELTA Technology Co. Limited (ELTA)
ELTA, established in 2000, is the leading IPTV service provider in Taiwan. The company specializes in acquiring licensed video content and productions for hybrid IP networks. ChungHwa Telecom (CHT), the largest telecom operator in Taiwan recently took a 21% stake in ELTA making it the major shareholder of the company. ELTA is, for many international broadcasting companies, the sole distributor for IP networks in Taiwan. Distribution channels include CHT’s MOD service, HiChannel (internet broadband portal) and 3G mobile networks within the territory.
 
About ChungHwa Telecom (CHT)
CHT is incorporated with a registered capital of NT$96.477 billion and chiefly provides telecommunication and information-related services. Its scope of services covers local, long-distance and international calls, GSM, data communication, internet services, broadband networking, satellite communication, intelligent networks, mobile data and multimedia broadband. As the most experienced and largest integrated telecommunication operator in Taiwan, CHT is one of the most important partners for international telecommunication cooperation, with unique achievements in promoting global real-time communications, improved social life, and enhancing economic efficiency.