PlayBox Neo has announced an addition to its product range, the IP-based Cloud2TV, on the lines of virtual channel playout."Cloud2TV represents the future of video production and content delivery, providing TV operators with ultimate simplicity, efficiency and agility," said Pavlin Rahnev, CEO, PlayBox Neo. "Available on a SaaS subscription, it offers advantages such as fast and on-demand channel launch, endless scalability, 24/7 reliability, web-based access and IP workflow. Cloud2TV is compatible with existing PlayBox Neo solutions and can be used to extend their capabilities and functionality."
At the core of Cloud2TV is a playout/IP streaming service supporting UHD, HD and SD. Cloud2TV can be operated in fully automated mode. It gives operators the freedom to make schedule alterations or insert live content between prescheduled content. It incorporates an intuitive web-based control interface with administrator-adjustable rights assignment, TV channel management, action-logging and notifications. Each Cloud2TV application functions individually, yet in close co-ordination with the others, to provide a set of broadcast services supporting the workflow of an entire TV channel. Specific Cloud2TV applications are assigned to content ingest, graphic editing, media browsing with metadata handling and clip trimming, quality control and verification, transcoding, playlist management and audit logging.
Cloud2TV is available in three forms: 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 or service-provider.