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Golf Channel Thailand picks PlayBox for playout

9 December 2015
Golf Channel Thailand

Golf Channel Thailand has chosen channel branding and playout systems from PlayBox Technology as part of a major upgrade to its studios in Bangkok.

“We were looking for the most efficient possible way of combining live high definition broadcasting with automated content playout,” commented Jirapat Khamkaun, Golf Channel’s head of engineering and operations. “After researching the available solutions, we identified PlayBox Technology AirBox transmission servers and TitleBox channel branding as the logical choices.”

“We have integrated AirBox HD and AirBox SD servers into Golf Channel Thailand’s central apparatus suite,” added Nut Deesamer, manager of the PlayBox Technology Service and Support Centre for Thailand. “These are linked via Ethernet with the master control room where the automation process is supervised. Each TitleBox is operated as an independent key and fill resource during live programme production. In automated playout mode, the TitleBoxes are utilised in a character generation role with AirBox handling transmission of scheduled content. The configuration we have provided enables Golf Channel to capture incoming content at the same time as playing to air.”

AirBox is a content playout and streaming system capable of operating both in standard-definition and high-definition. Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, it can be easily to third-party devices, and supports MPEG1/2/H.264, HDV and DV streams from practically any production platform capable of providing AVI, MPEG, MXF, QuickTime or WMV content.

TitleBox delivers on-air graphics which can be controlled interactively. Operators can preconfigure the templates to match their specific requirements, without need for subsequent manual adjustment. TitleBox provides control during on-air session, including text selection, running speed and transitions.

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