PlayBox Neo Highlights Latest Advances in Smart Media Playout at 2024 NAB Show

  • 24 April, 2024


Pictured right to left: Pavlin Rahnev (CEO), Sadek Labib (Broadcast Engineer), Plamen Chardakliev (Broadcast Engineer),
Sonya Chakarova (Business Development Manager Latin America), Peter Petrov (Head of Marketing), Radoslav Zhekov (Broadcast Engineer) and Van Duke (US Director of Operations), on the PlayBox Neo stand at the April 2024 NAB Show.

USA: PlayBox Neo reports a successful and well attended 2024 NAB Show, held in mid April at the
Las Vegas Convention Center. Now in its 101st year, the event attracted nearly 1,300 exhibitors
and a claimed 65,000+ registered attendees.

“Highlight exhibits on our booth included the latest refinements to our range of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions,” says Van Duke, PlayBox Neo Director of U.S. Operations. “These include
new creative features for AirBox Neo-20, Capture Suite and Media Gateway plus SMPTE ST 2110 IP connectivity. We also demonstrated the latest versions of our Channel-in-a-Box solution and software-centric Cloud2TV. These new features give PlayBox Neo system operators the ability to manage
practically every aspect of the media management workflow from a single desktop with any
desired level of automation.” 

“Every stage from ingest right through to transmission can be performed quickly and easily within
the PlayBox Neo platform,” adds Sonya Chakarova, Business Development Manager, Latin America.
“That includes video editing, scheduling, ad and promo insertion, graphics generation and manipulation, storage and pre-playout QC.”

Introduced at the April 2024 NAB Show were the latest versions of AirBox Neo-20, Capture Suite,
Channel-in-a-Box, Media Gateway and Cloud2TV.

  • AirBox Neo-20 provides automated content streaming and broadcast playout for any kind of TV channel. New additions include a graphic mixer with 4K-UHD optimization, video resize capability, separate fade transition for every logo preset implementation, plus full 1:1 mirror mode.
  • Capture Suite is a multi-channel multi-server UHD/HD/SD live ingest solution, now expanded to include XMP file support, allowing close integration with Adobe Premiere video editing software.
  • Channel-in-a-Box is the world’s best-selling playout and channel branding system. Designed for single channel or multiple channel HD or UHD operation, it provides all the facilities needed to
    keep a channel on-air, including playout automation, scheduling, interactive CG and graphics,
    content ingest and live delivery.
  • Media Gateway allows routing and encoding to be performed entirely in software. NAB Show 2024 sees the addition of support for 1:1 aspect ratio 3840 x 3840 resolution 25 to 60 fps video display plus audio visualization.

All four products also gain SMPTE ST 2110 input and output via DeckLink IP/SDI HD cards,
allowing IP-based content capture and playback connectivity over any distance.

  • Cloud2TV is a SaaS-based processing platform and cloud-native service offering media content owners, broadcasters and playout service-providers high operational efficiency and agility. Latest features include a new implementation of advanced search and custom CSV database import.

“Building on nearly 25 years of experience at the forefront of broadcast playout and channel branding systems design, PlayBox Neo solutions are today the go-to choice for terrestrial, satellite and online broadcast media channel managers throughout the world,” summarizes Pavlin Rahnev, PlayBox Neo CEO.

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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PlayBox Neo Highlights Latest Advances in Smart Media Playout at 2024 NAB Show