DDish TV Chooses PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box for Broadcast Network Expansion

  • 25 April, 2024


Ariunbold Nasanjargal, DDish TV Chief Technical Officer, in the DDish playout suite. 

MNG: PlayBox Neo announces the completion of a new multichannel playout system for the DDish
direct-to-home satellite television network in Mongolia. Based in the national capital, Ulaanbaatar,
DDish broadcasts over 150 television international and Mongolian channels via Koreasat 5A,
augmented by NVOD, RVOD and SVOD services.

“Our operations run smoothly thanks to the efficiency of PlayBox Neo television channel management systems,” comments Ariunbold Nasanjargal, DDish TV Chief Technical Officer. “They are reliable, versatile and fully compatible with our production, scheduling and playout workflow. Our staff appreciate the extensive automation facilities which allow them to supervise multiple channels while retaining the ability to accommodate new interstitials or changes in program running order if called upon to do so. We can even accommodate live-to-air news. This expansion to our infrastructure will be assigned to three new
HD channels and gives us the option of advancing to 4K UHD playout at some point in the future.”

“The solution selected by the DDish team for this project includes a dual Channel-in-a-Box server plus
an additional CIAB license and a Multi-Backup Manager,” adds Iulian Ionescu, PlayBox Neo Regional
Business Development Director
. “The system is configured to provide N:M redundancy.
DDish’s operators are fully experienced in using our systems so were able to proceed without
the additional training which we often provide.”

PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box is a turnkey playout server solution designed for broadcasting a single television channel or multiple channels. Available in HD or UHD, it incorporates all the tools required for ingest, scheduling, text manipulation, interactive graphics, playout and content distribution. Remotely accessible tools to enhance preparation, quality control and content monitoring are also included.
Output can be SDI or an IP stream. Users include terrestrial and satellite broadcasters,
pay-TV service providers, playout centers and satellite network operators.

PlayBox Neo Multi-Backup Manager (MBM) allows a playout system administrator to assign the number
of backup systems, such as four backups for 12 on-air channels, reducing overall system cost while maintaining system integrity. MBM monitors user-defined lists with CIAB master and slave applications.
If a master is non-responsive for two seconds or more, it is automatically replaced by a slave.

DDish TV LLC provides direct-to-home satellite distribution of multiple television channels, movies
and content services throughout Mongolia. Founded in 2008, it also provides services such as
VOD and pay-per-view. The Koreasat 5A satellite, launched in 2017, allowed viewers to receive
a higher quality signal with a more compact dish antenna.

PlayBox Neo is a globally active leader in the development, manufacture of broadcast media playout and channel branding solutions, powering over 19,500 TV and branding channels in more than 120 countries. Building on 24 years of successful innovation, the company pioneered the development of high-efficiency server-based and cloud-based playout to support every scale and type of one-to-many communication.

PlayBox Neo broadcast products and cloud solutions cover everything from live playout to fully automated transmission. Users include national and international broadcasters, start-up TV channels, webcasters, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels, corporate information channels
and disaster recovery channels.

Available for all PlayBox Neo systems, the optional ASM&TS (Annual Software Maintenance & Technical Support) subscription offers extended 24/7 support and software upgrades, ensuring maximum operational reliability and future-proofing. With its commercial headquarters in Europe, PlayBox Neo has offices in the USA (PlayBox Neo LLC), Singapore (PlayBox Neo Asia Pacific), India (PlayBox Neo India), and the UK.


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DDish TV Chooses PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box for Broadcast Network Expansion