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can be monitored and controlled.
Enhancements include nested
blocks for easy ad placement and
management; validation rules for
checking against pre-defined media
usage rules; customised playlist item
properties; customised schedule
view; automated gap-filling based
on block category and improved
schedule/template view.
InB: Can you describe some of
your recent deployments?
PN: We recently completed a new
transmission playout and graphics
management system at the London
studios of Loveworld Television.
This forms the central element of
a major technical modernisation
programme, replacing earlier thirdparty equipment. At the core of
this project are two 3U servers,
each running PlayBox Technology
AirBox and TitleBox solutions for
playout with CG and graphics.
An automatic changeover switch
brings the second server online if
the primary server fails. This is a
much more reliable procedure than
human intervention. Other PlayBox
Technology equipment in this
project includes a high-definition

CaptureBox, a 16 terabyte networkattached storage server running a
SafeBox content replication module
which manages content sharing
across multiple devices. The system
is operated from Loveworld's
transmission control room which
feeds direct to the Sky satellite
multiplex and to the web.

Master Control Room at Ibrarn
Television, Tripoli

Ibrarn Television chose a PlayBox
Technology channel-in-a-box
platform for its new broadcast
service, transmitting via satellite
from the Libyan capital city, Tripoli.
The project was managed by
system integration specialist Libirel
Communications Limited. A PlayBox
Technology CIAB installation
enabled Libirel to get Ibrarn to air
quickly with a compact and fully self-

contained solution. Ibrarn Television
operates a 24/7 service so two
complete systems were installed
in main and redundant configuration.
Each includes a CaptureBox HD
ingest module, TitleBox interactive
graphics generator, ListBox
offline programme scheduler and
AirBox automated playout. Also
incorporated is a SafeBox content
replication module which manages
content sharing across multiple
devices. Content can be sourced
as files from a 15 terabyte networkattached storage server or live from
a three camera studio.
EbonyLife TV chose a complete
broadcast system from PlayBox
Technology for a new channel
transmitting in high definition by
direct satellite to subscribers in
sub-Saharan 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.
EbonyLife TV produces a large

PlayBox Technology system in
operation at EbonyLife TV, Calabar

proportion of its content in house.
For that reason, it needed a solution
which could capture and pass
live video and audio content as
well as handle pre-prepared files.
The system we have provided
is capable of easy expansion if
or when the station introduces
additional channels.
The system was assembled in our
test centre and configured to suit the
requirements of EbonyLife before
being delivered. Dual high-definition
servers drive the channel output.
The media asset management and
traffic system power the operation
before going to air. A PlayBox
Technology MAM server allows
operators to access their growing
content library. The traffic system
provides advanced scheduling with
forward planning and reporting for
the advertising sales team."
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