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Playbox plays out Islamic TV

20 July 2010
Playbox plays out Islamic TV

PlayBox Technology has completed a turnkey project in South Africa for the complete playout facilities of Islamic TV, the world’s first English speaking Islamic satellite television station.

ITV is based at the site of the Louis Pasteur Hospital in Pretoria. PlayBox Technology (UK) Limited completed the project covering all aspects from the supply, project management, installation, commissioning and on-site acceptance and training. ITV now uses a single-channel playout from a full Technology workflow with a redundant playout system comprising two AirBox playout servers each complete with TitleBox interactive CG with graphics. On the input side, ingest uses a CaptureBox server, with scheduling available via ListBox and DataBox that orchestrates the on-time flow of media from CaptureBox through to AirBox from where it finally manages the removal of old footage. The graphics templates are designed with TitleBox Preparation.

The completed playout facility allows for future growth. The servers are HD-ready and there is the possibility of the expansion of video storage beyond the current total of 1000 hours of SD video already installed, with 250 hours in the CaptureBox and 750 hours in each AirBox.

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