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EbonyLife TV Selects PlayBox
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bonyLife TV has chosen a
complete broadcast system
from PlayBox Technology for a
new channel transmitting in HD by
direct satellite to subscribers in subSaharan Africa.
The installation includes ingest,
storage, content management,
channel branding and playout
automation using PlayBox
Technology’s flagship AirBox and
TitleBox servers.
EbonyLife TV is based at Studio
Tinapa, Nigeria’s ultra-modern
‘Nollywood’ movie production centre
at Calabar in Cross River State.
“We wanted a no-hassle complete
automation workflow from one
vendor,” said EbonyLife TV founder
and broadcaster Mo Abudu.
“PlayBox Technology has an excellent
reputation in Africa and worldwide
both for the robustness of its control
and playout systems and for the
efficient support it provides during
initial planning, installation, training
and onsite testing.

“Our production staff like the
system’s fast and logical user
interface which gives them all
the information and control they
need to perform each specific
task. Our technical management
team recognise and appreciate the
system’s reliability.”
EbonyLife TV produces a large
proportion of its content in house
and needed a solution which could

capture and pass live video and
audio content as well handle preprepared files.
The system was assembled in
PlayBox’s test centre and configured
to suit the requirements of EbonyLife
before delivery.
Dual HD servers drive the channel
output. The media asset management
and traffic system power the
operation before going to air.

Teletest’s Telesend Portable HD LCD Receiver
eletest has launched the
Telesend HD LCD receiver,
hailed as the world’s first portable
broadcast LCD monitor with an

The Telesend wireless director’s
confidence monitor system

GBR: BBC Worldwide has appointed
four facility houses to provide content
management and distribution
services for its supply chain.
Following a recent procurement
process, the facility houses
appointed are: BBC Studios
and Post Production, JCA,
Loft London and Technicolor.
The companies will provide
tape-based services to duplicate
and distribute content to
i n t e r n a t i o n a l b ro a d c a s t e r s .
They will also provide file-based
work and have been integrated into
BBC Worldwide's digital archive
partner, Sony DADC.

EbonyLife TV runs on PlayBox technology

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BBC Worldwide
Global Deal

internal HD receiver.
Designed for director’s wireless
confidence monitoring, the Telesend
system can also be used for focus
pulling, TV presenter prompting and
for live broadcast links.
There is a choice of zero delay
HD-SDI and HDMI transmitters for
shoulder or Steadicam mounted
broadcast cameras and any DSLR
rig. The Telesends can be fitted with
any combination of battery adapters.
Teletest Managing Director Nick
Rose said: “We found that director’s
wanted a compact and lightweight
HD LCD receiver that ran all day
from a single broadcast battery.
“We also found that cameramen
wanted to give their directors a high
brightness, simple to operate HD

wireless system which used a more
rugged transmission system than
currently available.”
Teletest claim a 70m line of sight
range – 30m through wooden floors
– with broadcast quality HD signals
around the 20m to 40m range.
The Telesends use licence exempt
5GHz frequencies with MIMO,
OFDM and DFS systems.
Automatically tuning when
switched on, up to four pairs
of transmitters and receivers
can be used in the same area at
the same time.
The HD LCD receiver comes
with a choice of HDMI and HD-SDI
inputs and outputs and there is a
two channel LCD receiver for multi
camera shoots.

dB Broadcast’s
Hawkeye DVB-T2
GBR: dB Broadcast has introduced
a new DVB-T2 broadcast monitoring
receiver to its Hawkeye range.
A modular product, the IQDBT105
is derived from the successful MERlin
and Hawkeye B105 receiver modules.
It is compatible with the
Snell IQ range of enclosures
and with the Snell RollCall
control and monitoring system.
The modular format allows high
packing densities with up to eight
receiver modules in a 3RU frame.

Bluefish444 Cards
Expansion Ready
GBR: Bluefish444 has announced
the certification of its Epoch | 2K
and Create video cards with Sonnet
Technologies' full length family of
PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis.
Sonnet has certified the cards
as Thunderbolt compatible
when run with the Bluefish444
8.7.0 driver for Mac OSX 10.8.
The Sonnet Echo Express Pro,
Echo Express III-D, Echo Express
III-R and xMac Mini Server are all
qualified with Bluefish444 Epoch |


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InNews: Prime Focus Selects Avid Workflow
InNews: Elysium Workflow Centres on Aces
InReply: IO Gates Platform ‘keeps It Simple’
InTech: When Does Clean Switching Matter?
InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
InFile: BFI Adopts Filecatalyst Transfer Workflow
InAudio: TSL Products’ Madi Capable Solutions
In Broadcast - September 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - September 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - September 2013 - InNews: Prime Focus Selects Avid Workflow
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InNews: Elysium Workflow Centres on Aces
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InTech: When Does Clean Switching Matter?
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
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