NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 1

Broadcasters increasingly are getting comfortable with the idea of replacing their existing baseband master control and playout infrastructure with a cloud alternative when the next technical refresh happens. However, for those looking to the public cloud questions remain about live TV. There’s also a nagging concern that must be addressed before broadcasters hand their cash registers over to something as ethereal as the cloud. Be sure to look for Part II on Monday, April 17. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: PlayBox Technology

PlayBox Technology | Booth N5311 | Website: www.playboxtechnology.com PlayBox Technology will introduce the latest versions of its CloudAir universal playout and streaming platform and Neo channel-in-a-box product suite. Seven new features for CloudAir are being introduced to the US market at NAB, plus over 40 new features for the various modules in the Neo series. […]

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Playbox Technology Promotes Van Duke

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control To Tackle IP, Virtualization, 4K

Perhaps the trends in master control that will receive the most attention at the NAB Show will be the role of IP transport as an attractive alternative to baseband signal distribution and routing. But also attracting attention in Las Vegas next week will be 4K Ultra HD, more tightly integrated master control and traffic workflows and VOD. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

BVE 2016 Preview: PlayBox Technology

PlayBox Technology | Stand M10 | Website: www.playboxtechnology.com PlayBox Technology, a global provider of broadcast television playout and channel branding, will debut the CloudAir Universal Playout and Streaming Platform to UK broadcasters at stand M10 at the BVE 2016 show in London’s ExCel, Feb. 23-25. “CloudAir offers a gateway through which new television channels can […]

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OH TV Expands Playout Capability

Jak-TV Upgrades With PlayBox Technology

Jak-TV, a television channel in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, has invested in a channel-in-a-box broadcast playout solution from PlayBox Techology. The system was provided by Horizon Global Media, the PlayBox Technology reseller for Indonesia. “Jak-TV were looking to replace existing third-party equipment with a new system,” said Desmon Goh, country manager, PlayBox Technology, Asia […]

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Channel-In-A-Box Market Is Hot, Crowded

IT-based playout, or channel-in-a-box, is the hottest TV technology around these days. Propelled by broadcasters’ insatiable need to cut costs, Grass Valley, Miranda, Florical, Snell and Evertz are now offering the virtual master control technology and Harris and Harmonics may be next.

PlayBox Launches Broadcast Systems Group

NAB 2011

Automation, Traffic: Doing More With Less

Among the myriad of broadcasting gear on display at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas are automation, traffic and billing equipment and software. There’s growing interest in these products since TV broadcasters need to be able to oversee a growing number of channels with a shrinking number of staff.