OH-TV Expands Services with Ten New PlayBox Technology AirBox Playout Channels

Date: 22/07/2015
OH-TV Expands Services with Ten New PlayBox Technology AirBox Playout Channels

Broadcaster and international TV network provider OH-TV has expanded with 10 additional AirBox playout channels from PlayBox Technology. This new investment allows the London based company to offer playout services to other broadcasters in addition to producing and transmitting its own channels.

"We bought our first AirBox playout system in May 2008 following careful evaluation of the available systems," comments OH-TV CEO Akin Salami. "The service-provider we were working with at that time was itself a successful PlayBox Technology customer which certainly influenced our choice. We were impressed by the modular structure of the PlayBox Technology platform. It gave us the ability to choose the precise combination of features we needed for our combination of live and scheduled channels.

"We expanded in 2009 with a second PlayBox Technology AirBox system and now have a total of 12 AirBox playout automation servers working in sync with network-attached-storage, fully integrated by PlayBox Technology. All 12 servers can be operated either remotely or straight from our MCR. This solution is very robust, working continuously every day of the year. Its reliability allows us to get on with our core business of making and transmitting programmes.

"We transmit our own content to viewers in the UK and Europe via Sky satellite and Freeview. We also produce OH USA which is transmitted via the IP-based UN1TY platform. Other broadcasters have seen the efficiency of our operation and that makes our services attractive globally. Our current client base includes SMASH TV, TIWA TIWA, Hip TV Nigeria, Glitz. Views channel and VEATZ 24. They stay with us because they know we are easy to work with and, thanks to PlayBox Technology, highly reliable and efficient."


About OHTV

The OHTV Network (www.ohtv.co.uk) delivers family friendly, ethical programming which is innovative, inspirational, authentic and entertaining. Launched in 2008, OHTV reaches in excess of 25 million people per month via its international platform, 700,000 per month in the UK. OHTV has a core demographic of 18-35 year olds. It also produces content for the 35-plus age group in the form of documentaries, business and news initiatives.

About PlayBox Technology

PlayBox Technology (www.playbox.tv) is an international communications and information-technology company serving the broadcast, corporate and digital signage markets in more than 100 countries. It is dedicated to the research, design, development and provision of the best products, systems, solutions and services. With over 15,000 TV and branding channels powered by PlayBox Technology, the chances are you will have experienced our broadcast solutions for yourself. Users cover a wide range of today's broadcast activities and include start-up TV channels, webcasters, DVB (IP/ASI) TV channels, interactive TV and music channels, film channels, remote TV channels and disaster recovery channels as well as satellite, local, regional, national and international broadcasters.

www.playbox.tv



Tags: PlayBox Technology Limited | channel-in-a-box | channel in a box | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | emergency response centres | emergency response systems | digital media archiving | IP graphics
Submitted by David Kirk (Stylus Media Communications)
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