Indonesia’s BeritaSatu Upgrades to PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box
PlayBox Neo has announced the completion of a Channel-in-a-Box playout system for Indonesian high-definition television broadcaster BeritaSatu. Integrated into the network’s Jakarta headquarters, the new installation replaced earlier third-party equipment as part of a technical modernisation program.
BeritaSatu is an Indonesian talk channel established in 1998. Much of its content is targeted towards Indonesia’s decision makers. The channel mostly features talk shows and infotainment programs related to business, economy, politics, lifestyle, and entertainment. BeritaSatu works in association with many content providers to provide programming suitable for regional viewers. The network operates in association with many TV stations in the provinces of Indonesia.
“We made a careful study of the various playout solutions currently on the market and identified PlayBox Neo as the clear front-runner from both operational and engineering perspectives,” comments BeritaSatu TV’s Head of Projects Akhmad Asaillah. “PlayBox Neo worked closely with us, providing excellent support from the initial planning stage right through to installation and system commissioning. Our playout staff find the system very logical to populate and operate, including the ability to work in fully automated mode with the freedom to switch to live content at the junction of any consecutive files.”
“The system specified for BeritaSatu TV comprises two servers in classic main and backup configuration,” adds PlayBox Asia Pacific General Manager Desmon Goh. “The primary server is one of our 3U CIAB heavyweights backed up by our compact 1U model. Both servers incorporate TitleBox Neo graphics preparation software which provides channel branding, titling, on-screen text and teleprompter feeds. Switchover between the two servers, on the extremely rare occasion that it is needed, is automatic.”
Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box can also be operated manually, including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. It is supported by a range of optional modules which can be combined and configured to suit practically any style and scale of playout, from a single OTT channel up to a full multichannel broadcast network. PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box and its SaaS-based equivalent, Cloud2TV, can deliver output in baseband SD, HD or UHD SDI, in DVB/ATSC-compliant IP streams and in web-based formats such as RTMP. Simulcasting of SDI and single or multiple IP streams is also possible.
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