PlayBox Neo Announces Cloud2TV Software-Centric Broadcast Production and Channel Playout

Feb 15, 2019
Cloud2TV workflow

PlayBox Neo, a globally active leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast playout and channel branding solutions, announces a major addition to its product range. Based on the concept of virtual channel playout, Cloud2TV is IP-based and totally software-centric.

"Cloud2TV represents the future of video production and content delivery, providing TV operators with ultimate simplicity, efficiency and agility," says PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev. "Available on a budget-friendly SaaS subscription, it offers numerous advantages such as fast and on-demand channel launch, endless scalability, 24/7 reliability, web-based access and IP workflow. Cloud2TV is fully compatible with existing PlayBox Neo solutions and can be used to extend their capabilities and functionality."

At the core of Cloud2TV is a playout/IP streaming service supporting UHD, HD and SD. Cloud2TV can be operated in fully automated mode. It also gives operators the freedom to make schedule alterations or insert live content between prescheduled content.

Cloud2TV incorporates an intuitive web-based control interface with administrator-adjustable rights assignment, TV channel management, action-logging and notifications. Cloud2TV applications are the main components. Each application functions individually but in close co-ordination with the others to provide a full set of broadcast services supporting the workflow of an entire TV channel. Specific Cloud2TV applications are assigned to content ingest, graphic editing, media browsing with metadata handling and clip trimming, quality control and verification, transcoding, playlist management and audit logging.

Software updates and PlayBox Neo 24/7 global support are standard.

Cloud2TV is available in three forms:

  • Platform-as-a-Service deployed on a private cloud with CDN for global reach.
  • Software-as-a-Service deployed on public clouds such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google.
  • On-premises turnkey system for deployment by a broadcaster or service-provider.

Cloud2TV will make its world's first appearance on the PlayBox Neo stand (Hall 3, C3-21) at the CABSAT 2019 exhibition in Dubai, Tuesday March 12th through Thursday 14th. Senior representatives attending will include Pavlin Rahnev, Detelin Georgiev (Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East and CIS) and Broadcast Engineer Plamen Chardakliev.