With multiple subscription services on-air 24/7, Thai broadcaster TNBC wanted an automated, simple but “extremely reliable” playout software platform, leading them to turn to PlayBox Technology’s channel-in-a-box solution.
Sawiss Viacharnarong, Sales Manager at UBN Network, which supplied and installed the integrated playout system for TNBC, said, “The PlayBox technology and its automated, integrated playout greatly reduces the amount of equipment required for on-air channels.
“This means they need fewer operators, less power consumption, less air conditioning and simpler operations. That means big savings and a more reliable broadcast service.”
With more than 15 years’ experience in developing playout solutions, PlayBox has now developed a playout engine that is capable of serving multiple outputs and operating in an SDI, IP or hybrid environment, at resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD. It provides a fully redundant playout service, including the control of third-party equipment such as routers and master control switchers.
The software includes scheduling and automation for playout control. Graphics can be created within the channel-in-a-box environment, via a simple, clean and engaging HTML5 user interface. Integrated SRT and FTP applications allow automated content ingest, and playout is to SDI or to IP streams.