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That Gets Our Vote!
Desmon Goh and Nut Deesamer from PlayBox Neo,
discuss elevating parliamentary television to the next level...

U

S radio channel KDKA went live
in Pittsburgh on November 2nd,
1920. Accepting that as the first event
on the timeline, broadcasting this year
celebrates its centenary. Television and
radio now fulfil a vital role in preserving
social cohesion, not least at times of
crisis. Encouraged and informed by a
combination of electronic and printed
media, the entire human population
united in 2020 against the global
challenge posed by Covid-19.
Parliamentary television in particular
has proved its value in many countries
over the years by making legislative
assemblies more transparent to
the voting public. It is also a useful
resource for news reporters in their
everyday role as well as future
generations of historians seeking to
source from digital archives.
Challenges
The challenge facing parliamentary
broadcasters today is how to expand
their audience metrics against an
ever growing number of on-air and
on-line distractions. If the numbers
drop too low, even government-funded
channels risk losing their relatively
high visibility terrestrial or satellite
slot and being relegated to purely
online transmission.
Viewed from a traditional broadcast
perspective,
parliamentary
TV
channels appear to have it easy: preagreed session times, experienced
participants, pre-cabled locations,
proven
lighting
and
remotely
controlled cameras. Legislators in
some parliaments have the option of
using a teleprompter which can be
superimposed on the video feed as
rolling text. But the reality is far more
complex. Parliamentary TV production
and presentation demand a high level
of flexibility. Crews have to be ready
for over-runs, under-runs, short-notice
extra sessions, even the occasional
attempted coup as happened in 1981
when an armed gang interrupted
a vote in the Spanish Congress of
Deputies. Recommended practice in
this circumstance is stay on air, or at
least keep recording, as the result will
have historical value whatever the
outcome.

partner; or software to run on an
existing commercial-grade networked
computer.
A typical PlayBox Neo channel
branding, presentation and playout
system comprises AirBox Neo servers
preloaded with software configured
from a range of modules to match
specific production requirements. A
widely used example is the TitleBox
Neo module which allows graphics
and rolling text to be created and
manipulated within the main GUI.
Another frequently used element is
CaptureBox Neo which allows content
to be recorded from up to four video
sources simultaneously. Ingested
video and audio are available for
playback within seconds of the ingest
process starting. All captured content
can be monitored and controlled via
a streamlined user interface. Audio
levels are displayed alongside each
video feed as bar graphs showing
average and peak volume.

PlayBox Neo installation
at the Thai Parliament

Figure 1: ProductionAirBox Neo deployed in Thai Parliament

Production Workflow
In practical reality, parliamentary TV
production requires robust and userfriendly equipment operated within a
well-defined but flexible workflow. The
production process should ideally be
achievable on a single platform to save
the distractions of switching between
multiple workstation screens. An ideal
system also needs to give operators
fast access to network-attached
servers holding archived content.
We have provided production and
playout solutions for parliamentary
channels in various countries right
back to 1999, mainly in Europe and
APAC. In each case a key requirement
has been to enable a core staff to
handle live video and audio feeds
coming from one or two main debating
chambers plus, at times, ancillary
committee rooms. With several
sessions in full flow this is equivalent
to working with multiple live studio
productions.

System Flexibility
The solution we have refined over
the years is based on a proven reliable
platform. This is offered in a choice
of three forms: a complete hardwarebased system with preloaded software,
for on-site installation; an IP-based
solution (Cloud2TV) controlled via
an ultra-secure link to an off-site

Combining Efficiency
With Creativity
One characteristic common to
all TV studio activity is the need
to maximise staff efficiency while
at the same time maintaining high
production quality. Parliamentary TV
channels were among the first to use
remotely controlled cameras, not just
to enhance efficiency but to make
the entire process of broadcasting as
unobtrusive as possible.
Production AirBox Neo is designed to
combine the flexibility needed for liveto-air broadcasting with the

Figure 2: The basic structure of the ProductionAirBox Neo GUI


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