Malaysia’s RTM taps Playbox for OTT service

Malaysian state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia is to use PlayBox Neo channel branding and playout from Playbox for its RTMKlik OTT offering.

Two complete CIAB systems have been integrated into RTM’s headquarters at the Angkasapuri International Broadcast Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

The project was supervised by Selangor-based broadcast system integrator Amrick Solutions in partnership with data storage and broadcast solutions specialist Integriti Padu.
“RTMKlik is one of the most prominent free-to-watch OTT services here in Malaysia. It is currently accessible to more than 20 million viewers. Together with Integriti Padu Sdn. Bhd., we are honored to be able to assist RTM closely. The challenges RTM faced were how to run its OTT service with the greatest possible ease, efficiency, stability and flexibility, while at the same time generating large audiences for its FTA channels and VOD content,” said KC Veins, founder and managing director of Amrick Solutions.

“RTM’s technical operations team identified PlayBox Neo CIAB as the ideal choice both for live and prescheduled automated playout. They particularly like the combination of AirBox Neo-20 and Multi Playout Manager which are easy to use and inherently future-proof. PlayBox Neo solutions are also very effective from an SI viewpoint. Installation, commissioning and training were all accomplished effortlessly in a single day.”

The new system supplied to RTM for its RTMKlik OTT service includes two triple-channel CIABs in primary-plus-one configuration plus a multi playout manager monitoring and control system, according to Playbox.

Each PlayBox Neo CIAB comprises an AirBox Neo-20 playout and IP streaming server, Capture Suite live ingest server, TitleBox Neo-20 interactive graphics and ListBox Neo-20 pre-transmission scheduler.

PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box is a turnkey playout server solution for broadcasting single or multiple television channels in HD or UHD. It provides a workflow combining scheduling, ingest, playout, CG and interactive graphics within one box.
“Our Channel-in-a-Box system continues to be the world’s best-selling playout and channel branding product suite,” comments PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev.

“Highly popular with media organizations of all sizes, from individual channels all the way up to state broadcasters and multi-national networks, it combines long-term cost efficiency with the freedom to add online solutions quickly, such as our SaaS-based Cloud2TV for supplementary channels or facilities such as an off-site disaster recovery centre.”

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