Thai broadcaster MCOT adds five new HD channels with PlayBox Technology

Thai state broadcaster MCOT adds five channels of HD playout with Playbox.

Thai broadcaster MCOT has chosen a PlayBox Technology digital playout system as the core of a new five-channel high-definition service. MCOT (www.mcot.net) is a Thai state-owned public broadcaster. It owns and operates a number of radio and television stations in Thailand, based in Bangkok. MCOT currently operates seven national, one international, 1 district and 52 provincial radio stations plus two free-to-air terrestrial television channels and two satellite television channels. MCOT recently received a license for a new high-definition digital television channel and a standard-definition Family Channel

The broadcaster has acquired ten AirBox HD servers configured as main backup. The installation also includes five CaptureBox dual channel HD servers, five TitleBox character generators, a Multi Playout Manager and an AlarmBox.

AirBox provides automated content playout for satellite channels, cable head-ends, over-the-air broadcasters and corporate TV users.

CaptureBox can handle a wide range of input signals, accepting HD/SD SDI, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams. Four video sources can be monitored on a single screen and controlled via a new streamlined user interface.

TitleBox delivers on-air graphics which can be controlled interactively. Multi-layered simultaneous crawls, rolls, animated logos, clocks and text templates can be activated by a mouse click.

Multi Playout Manager (MPM) is a fully assignable monitoring and control system with rights management for multiple AirBox channels from one or more Internet-connected PCs, locally or from anywhere in the world via IP.

the new PlayBox Technology HD playout system in operation at MCOT, Thailand

The MCOT Public Limited Company or MCOT plc (www.mcot.net) is a Thai state-owned public broadcaster. It owns and operates a number of radio and television stations in Thailand, based in Bangkok. MCOT currently operates seven national, one international, 1 district and 52 provincial radio stations plus two free-to-air terrestrial television channels and two satellite television channels. MCOT recently received a license for a new high-definition digital television channel and a standard-definition Family Channel

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