PlayBox Neo and EMAM Inc. announce the completion of a fully integrated playout and media asset management system for Thai TV5 at the network’s studio headquarters in Bangkok. The project encompassed the replacement of a legacy third-party equipment with a solution designed to combine high operational efficiency, reliability and scalability. “The system we proposed in […]
PlayBox Neo reports a successful Broadcast Asia 2022 where the company exhibited the latest additions to its range of television playout products and services. Demonstration highlights included the AirBox Neo-20 modular Channel-in-Box branding and playout system, SaaS-based Cloud2TV, Capture Suite and Multi Playout Manager. Pavlin Rahnev, PlayBox Neo CEO, said: “Following on from our successful […]
TV stations and groups are increasingly turning to the cloud for playout solutions, and vendors are meeting them there with SaaS options. Above: Imagine’s Aviator control interface. The cloud-based system is designed to support both linear and OTT playout.
Whether offered as a standalone unit or combined with other components of the broadcast workflow, multiviewers are tackling a mix of formats and a higher volume of content to monitor. Above, Studio Berlin uses the Apantac KVM over IP solution for its multiviewers.
Attendance may have been almost halved by the pandemic, but tech vendors felt the more intimate environment allowed them to conduct business on a more productive level. On the show floor, the continued shift of broadcast workflows to the public cloud dominated many discussions, while others focused on NextGen TV’s pressing need to monetize.
LTN Global, a media technology and video transport solutions provider, today launched LTN Lift, a fully managed, cloud-based playout solution for the automated creation of live, linear channels to reach cross-platform audiences. Faced with shrinking audiences on traditional linear platforms and an ever-increasing cost of content, broadcasters and media companies need to widen their reach […]
Phabrix has announced a multi-unit sale of its QxL rasterizer to The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, purchasing eight units specifically for its playout operation based in Burbank, Calif. The units are being put in place to support the expansion of The Switch’s playout facilities to provide 4K channel origination […]
PlayBox Neo will introduce the latest advances in broadcast TV channel management at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas). Exhibiting in Booth N5210 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, the company will demonstrate a complete UHD/HD/SD playout solution designed to handle every building block of the content management process from ingest, pre-production […]
Black Box high-performance KVM-over-IP solutions are tailored to the unique requirements of modern control rooms, media production and postproduction facilities, and broadcast playout environments, giving users exceptional flexibility and the ability to react quickly to a wide variety of situations with ease. With robust functionality, proven reliability, versatile deployment options and the backing of world-class […]
As the industry returns to face-to-face engagement at NAB Show 2022 (April 23-27 in Las Vegas), Cinegy, a provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout services, will demonstrate how its solutions flexibly support customers as their businesses evolve to meet shifting market demands. Cinegy can be found at […]
Aveco, an independent automation provider, will display what 30 years of automation innovation can do for you, at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) in booth N1421. Founded on Feb. 18, 1992, Aveco has grown from its five enthusiastic engineers from the Scientific Research Institute of Television and Broadcasting in Prague to […]
Tightrope Media Systems — developers of Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform — is has hired veteran PEG media executive Dana Healy as vice president of the Cablecast business unit. In this newly created position, Healy will oversee Cablecast sales and operations while developing processes and strategies to ensure exceptional, productive customer experiences. She will also work closely with the marketing […]
The new TVU Channel proposes to deliver 24/7 programming to a traditional TV channel, OTT or directly to social media. An unnamed North American broadcaster is poised to launch 15-25 channels on the cloud-based service by Nov. 1.
Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power have appointed two new sales executives to cover their complete media technology portfolio for broadcasters and post production, from ingest through to playout. Ben Lloyd, based in the U.K., takes over the U.K. and Nordic region, and Alexandre Rouly, based in Barcelona, will lead sales across southern Europe and the […]
The vendor’s shift to SaaS products is a reflection of broadcasters’ changing business models, as they invest in new over-the-top services to meet consumer demand for nonlinear programming while traditional broadcast revenues decline.
When long-time PlayBox Neo customer the Seattle Channel first purchased two AirBox Neo servers in 2007, the servers were to be used for 24/7, multi-format playout with one as the main unit and the other providing redundancy. Since then, the government access channel operating out of Seattle City Hall has taken full advantage of several of the system’s lesser […]
Grass Valley continues its efforts to help customers deliver more compelling content at low-cost entry points with the latest addition to its portfolio, Playout Xpress. This new solution, it says, lets playout customers “adapt to rapidly changing audience trends in a quick and easy way through a system that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflow solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with playout platform provider Veset. Bitcentral will market, sell and support Veset Nimbus, a cloud-based broadcast playout solution, in the Americas. Veset Nimbus will be represented alongside Bitcentral’s own on-premises Central Control playout system and will allow the launch of playout services in […]
Horror-theme Latin American TV network Mórbido TV has chosen Veset Nimbus, the professional cloud playout SaaS from Veset, to distribute its linear channel to multiple destinations in Latin America. Launched in Mexico in January 2018 by IB Broadcasting Company SAPI de CV as a Pay TV channel, Mórbido TV caters to a growing audience of horror fans across […]
A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)
In support of evolving customer requirements, Imagine Communications has added a range of new functionality to its globally deployed Selenio Network Processor (SNP) platform and Magellan SDNO Control System. These new software feature releases are designed to enhance customers’ existing investments, driving further efficiencies in production, playout and distribution architectures. The SNP update also activates the feature licensing system, […]
Net Insight reports the successful implementation of “the world’s first 100GE IP Media Trust Boundary for the delivery of an uncompressed IP playout solution” to Red Bee Media, a managed services provider in the media industry. The deployment is used in Red Bee Media’s IP-based, software-only Managed Playout Service, enabling highly flexible and qualitative service distribution and […]
PlayBox Neo today introduced an expansion to the software connectivity of its ProductionAirBox Neo-20 broadcast playout server, with support now provided for the Octopus Newsroom computer system. “The Octopus NRCS offers a strong feature set which has received a good reception from broadcasters around the world,” said PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev. “We bridge between our respective platforms via […]
GB News, Britain’s latest news channel, will launch on Red Bee Media’s cloud-based software-only managed playout service. Red Bee will manage the playout of all GB News’ broadcasts, making sure 6,500 hours a year of news, opinion and debate reaches audiences across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “Red Bee is a highly experienced and […]
Brightcove Inc., a global provider of video for business, has launched Brightcove Cloud Playout, a new feature that enhances Brightcove’s end-to-end video platform. Brightcove says the launch of cloud playout “strengthens Brightcove’s Technology and Engineering Emmy Award-winning offerings by enabling customers to save even more time and money by consolidating all video needs on a single […]
Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Amagi and Grass Valley said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that while broadcasters are drawn to the cloud’s flexibility and scalability, moving away from on-prem hardware means workflow changes often better suited to a hybrid model.
Networks and station groups are working on designing IP and cloud playout operations that include live programming. What challenges do they still face in 2021? How much of their cloud playout plans will use the public clouds and how much will take place in private data networks? What do leading technologists anticipate will be their timelines for moving playout to IP or the cloud?
PlayBox Neo has completed a large-scale playout system for 24-hour TV news broadcaster N1 at the network’s headquarters in Belgrade, Serbia. CNN’s exclusive regional news partner, N1 broadcasts via cable, direct-to-home satellite and on the Net TV Plus OTT platform. The project was commissioned via PlayBox Neo distribution partner PBT Adria which supervised the design, […]
Longtime PlayBox Neo customer, WJFW, an NBC affiliate in Rhinelander, Wis., just added its third AirBox Neo-20 server to handle content and master playout. The latest addition to its PlayBox Neo complement is assigned to WJFW’s primary channel. Two other AirBox Neo-20 servers manage playout for the station’s digital subchannels — Antenna TV and Cozi TV. WJFW […]
TV broadcasters are aiming to move live production workflows to the cloud, but executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt said at last week’s NewsTECHForum it will take faster tech development from vendors and possibly new financial thinking from customers.
Broadcast playout continues to have a mix of installation types even as the pandemic accelerates change. Broadcasters’ size, reach, audience and operational goals must all be considered to chart the best course.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, is helping media companies make a smooth transition to full IP production workflows with the latest version of its SMPTE ST 2110 compliant Dalet Brio ingest and playout platform. Offering maximum flexibility for creating and delivering programs and content across transitioning infrastructures, Dalet […]
Noncommercial WLVT Bethlehem, Pa. (PBS), part of Lehigh Valley Public Media, has chosen a dual channel PlayBox Neo playout system for the third phase of the infrastructure expansion project which it started in 4Q 2017. This latest phase includes the integration of an AirBox Neo platform with TitleBox Neo software that will be used for […]
Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.
Tightrope Media Systems has added new functionality and efficiencies to its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform. Available immediately, version 7.2 of the Cablecast software adds support for NewTek’s popular NDI media-over-IP technology alongside new clip trimming and metadata tagging capabilities. Many community media organizations now use NewTek’s TriCaster or another NDI-enabled solution as their production switcher. Cablecast 7.2 can ingest NDI streams from such systems from […]
SportsTribal TV is a new, free ad-supported sports streaming service, offering a wide range of 24/7 sports-based entertainment channels from around the world. Launching in late 2020, SportsTribal TV enables traditional and non-traditional sports rights owners, niche and micro-niche sports, social creators and sports storytellers to turn their video content into professionally managed, 24/7 streaming […]
Vice TV, the international television network from Vice Media Group, has transitioned its U.K. and French channels to Amagi’s fully virtual cloud playout platform. All international services of Vice TV channels covering APAC and EMEA are now fully managed by Amagi. “Amagi has been a great partner as we have pioneered adoption of cloud based […]
ChyronHego today introduced Prime Graphics 3.6, the newest version of its platform for real-time graphics authoring and playout. With this release, ChyronHego says it keeps its promise of “One platform, multiple use cases,” extending Prime Graphics to support augmented reality graphics in live studio environments and adding new productivity tools that simplify and accelerate design […]
PMCM-TV stations WNWT (home of the New Jersey News Network) and WJLP (serving New York City) chose PlayBox Neo’s multichannel playout system as part of a playout and channel branding capabilities upgrade. WJLP and WNWT share transmitter facilities at 4 Times Square in midtown Manhattan. WNWT is currently online with PlayBox Neo, and WJLP will be after its site […]