IBC 2013: PlayBox Technology to introduce new features for ScheduleBox
PlayBox Technology will launch a new version of its ScheduleBox -Advanced Broadcast Scheduler at IBC 2013. ScheduleBox will be demonstrated as part of a total PlayBox Technology broadcast production and playout management system.
ScheduleBox allows template-based management of single, or multiple television channels. It is easy to deploy via its web based user interface. Operators can select daily, weekly or monthly views and perform programme block management per television channel. Gaps or overlaps are easily identified in the programme blocks. Block status such as Draft, New and Ready-for-publishing can be monitored and controlled.
ScheduleBox incorporates a range of new features including an in-browser clip trimmer with selectable in/out points, media splitting and clip preview. Also new is a file upload facility which allows content to be delivered to a remote file store, all from a web browser. Content folders can be assigned to each specific television channel. Simultaneous file upload and full integration with user rights policies are both supported.
Enhanced playlist import capabilities include multiple watch folders per channel and automatic metadata assignment. Media files can be transferred from library to schedule with simple drag-and-drop. A new statistics module offers an at-a-glance view of Scheduled versus Broadcasted.
“We have also added a series of detailed operational enhancements which ensure ScheduleBox keep its position as the most efficient and the most versatile broadcast scheduler on the market,” comments Don Ash, PlayBox Technology managing partner and director, sales. “It is this level of attention to detail that has made PlayBox Technology the world’s best-selling broadcast management system, now powering over 13,000 channels around the globe.”