Slovakian broadcaster Arena Sport to invest in multiformat servers
Televízia Arena Sport has chosen multiformat servers from PlayBox Neo to power an expansion to the channel branding and playout facilities at the broadcaster’s production and transmission headquarters in Nitra, Slovakia.
The company’s three new sports channels will each be assigned an AirBox Neo channel-in-a-box system, delivering 1080i/50 high-definition with simultaneous internal transcoding to 625-line SD. The project was negotiated and supervised by Bratlislava-based systems integrator Centron Slovakia.
“We have always found PlayBox Neo servers efficient and highly reliable so they were the logical choice for this expansion,” comments TV Arena Sport’s chief technology officer, Lukas Gregus. “They allow our operators to handle the entire task of graphics integration, text preparation, scheduling and actual playout from a single workstation and within a single user interface. If a major news story demands fast attention, PlayBox Neo can accommodate that quickly and easily.”
Detelin Georgiev, area sales manager at PlayBox Neo, added: “We are pleased to be playing our part in the ongoing success of Arena Sport. AirBox Neo continues to be the preferred choice of many broadcasters around the world, allowing them to increase their activity on a basis which is easy to manage both technically and as from a creative viewpoint. It gives network managers the freedom to automate their playout for easy round-the-clock operation, backed by the proven reliability of our servers and easy access to the first-class PlayBox Neo technical support team.”