UseeTV, an interactive television network owned and operated by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, has chosen a complete broadcast playout system from PlayBox Neo to power a new sports channel. The project included supplying, installing and commissioning four AirBox Neo Pro playout servers in 2+2 main and hot-standby configuration with TitleBox Neo, ListBox Neo, Multibackup Manager and SafeBox Neo options.
“We identified PlayBox Neo’s AirBox as the ideal playout platform for this new channel which will be timeshared between Usee Sport, World Cup and Idku programme streams,” comments UseeTV’s Engineering Manager, Puthut Setyo. “AirBox Neo is space-efficient, easy to interface with third-party equipment, very intuitive to operate and flexible in terms of system scalability. The PlayBox Neo team also did a great job in providing training with separate presentations tailored for our operational staff and the engineering team. Technical support is excellent, both from the PlayBox Neo office here in Jakarta and from the company’s corporate headquarters in Sofia.”
“All four AirBox Neo servers incorporate the Pro option which allows control of third party devices such as video routers,” adds PlayBox Neo Indonesia engineer Dandy Kurniawan. “This option has been deployed to automate the switching between the main and backup playout servers. AirBox Neo Pro also provides automation control of the TitleBox Graphics engine installed on all AirBox Neo servers. All AirBox Neo playout servers also have multichannel audio.”
“Although we are seeing growing demand for our CloudAir virtual playout solution, many broadcasters still prefer the independence which comes with operating their own on-site playout system,” adds PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev. “We are very pleased that AirBox Neo servers have been chosen for this expansion of the UseeTV bouquet which is a rich and varied source of high grade content for UseeTV subscribers.”
Launched in 2014, UseeTV (www.useetv.com) is an interactive television service which offers facilities such as pause and rewind viewing, video on demand and subscriber-side recording. UseeTV provides 102 channels of choice, consisting of 20 national and 81 international streams via the Internet. Viewers can watch programmes up to three days beyond the initial transmission date as well as the latest live broadcasts.
About PlayBox Neo
Building on nearly 20 years of successful innovation, PlayBox Neo (www.playboxneo.com) pioneered the development of high-efficiency server-based and cloud-based playout to support every scale and type of one-to-many communication. PlayBox Neo AirBox and CloudAir today power over 18,000 TV and branding channels in more than 120 countries. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels, corporate information channels and disaster recovery channels.
Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, AirBox Neo can also be operated manually – including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. It is supported by a wide range of optional modules. PlayBox Neo CloudAir can be configured for terrestrial, satellite or CDN-based playout under full IP control. It also forms a platform for secure IP-linked media asset management and archiving, accessible by authorised personnel anywhere in the world.
PlayBox Neo AirBox and CloudAir can deliver output in baseband SD, HD or UHD SDI, in DVB/ATSC-compliant streams and in web-based formats such as RTMP. Simulcasting of SDI and single or multiple streams is also possible.