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Eesti Telecom taps PlayBox for channel playout

TeliaSonera-owned Estonian telco Eesti Telecom has chosen PlayBox Technology to provide a playout system for four new broadcast channels in Tallinn.

PlayBox’s system will be used to control the branding, scheduling and delivery of the four channels in three separate countries. The company is providing its AirBox content playout and streaming system, TitleBox graphics engine and CaptureBox HD and SD video capture platform.

“Eesti Telekom chose this solution for several reasons,” said PlayBox Technology executive director Ivanka Vassileva.

“Firstly, we are able to perform encoding and redundancy-routing within the system which keeps the infrastructure size down and allows easy future expansion to accommodate extra channels. Secondly, management of files in several languages is easy because we can multiplex several audio channels into one container using ISO-639 language codes. Each of the four channels consists of an AirBox playout server preloaded with TitleBox and CaptureBox plus a multi-language subtitling server with a direct DVB output. All are configured with full primary and secondary redundancy. They are located in the company’s central apparatus area and controlled from a master playout suite.”