PlayBox Neo will demonstrate enhancements to its Channel-in-a-Box range of modular channel branding and playout products at NAB Show 2019. The event will see the introduction of Cloud2TV, an IP-based, software-centric media playout and channel branding solution in the USA. This can be deployed standalone or to extend the scale and versatility of PlayBox Neo's established Channel-in-a-Box product range.
"Recent installations have included WLVT-PBS39 in Pennsylvania, IIW in Tennessee and Miracle Channel in Canada. Further afield, our Cairo-based partner Modern Broadcast Center has completed a large system with 40 PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box servers for Nilesat's state-of-the-art playout facility," commented Pavlin Rahnev, CEO, PlayBox Neo.
Cloud2TV allows channel owners to expand from traditional SDI delivery to hybrid SDI and IP streaming and onward to cloud transmission. A single operator can assemble, schedule and transmit television content via terrestrial, satellite, cable or CDN. Cloud2TV brings along the ability to transmit in fully automated mode while retaining the freedom to make schedule alterations or insert live content between prescheduled content.
"Cloud2TV retains the modularity which makes PlayBox Neo solutions easy to configure for a standalone OTT streaming channel, and upward all the way to a multi-language multi-time zone television network," added Rahnev. "Cloud2TV incorporates numerous advantages such as fast and on-demand channel launch, endless scalability, 24/7 reliability, web-based access and IP workflow. Software updates and PlayBox Neo's proven high-quality 24/7 global support are standard," he added.
Cloud2TV is available as Platform-as-a-Service deployed on a private cloud with CDN for global reach, Software-as-a-Service deployed on public clouds such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google, and On-premises turnkey system for deployment by a broadcaster, online channel manager or playout service-provider.