Life TV Asia, based in the Philippines, has chosen PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box as the core of its broadcast playout system. The new installation forms the core of an infrastructure upgrade designed to maximise the station's operating efficiency.
"We have invested in two PlayBox Neo 1U Dual Xeon Channel-in-a-Box servers to provide full transmitting via terrestrial digital, direct-to-home satellite and cable," said Rexor B. Garcia, station engineer, Life TV Asia. "They provide the channel branding, broadcast playout, and social media playout capabilities we need, to transmit live and scheduled content in standard definition and high definition. It integrates with our existing equipment and gives us the freedom to expand our facilities easily if or when needed to support additional channels. The graphic interface is easy to work with, providing all the information needed to support each phase of the playout process without pushing them into mental overload. The GUI is easy on the eyes, which is very important when you are monitoring display screens during a long duty session."
"Life TV Asia chose us as its technical partner for this project," added Loreto Dela Cruz Jr., CEO, 8BTSI Corporation. "The system we designed and configured incorporates TitleBox Neo graphics and text management, which allows the playout team to produce all the logos, titles and onscreen scripts they need when scheduling programs, creating promos, or finessing existing content. Also included is SocialMediaBox Neo which provides a complete toolset for co-ordinating comments from multiple social networking feeds. Comments can be selected and moderated from a variety of different social media outlets, integrating sources such as Facebook and Twitter on a single feed for transmission."