PlayBox’s CloudAir Supports Tata Communications’ Global Playout Service

Tata Communications releasing cloud broadcast playout service in September
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HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND— Tata Communications, in preparation of the release of its new cloud broadcast playout service in September, has announced that PlayBox’s CloudAir virtual applications will support the new service.

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PlayBox CloudAir

Tata Communications designed its cloud-based broadcast playout service for broadcasters and content providers. It is built on the company’s global fiber network and data center infrastructure; the system includes features like file transfer services and a networked-based video transcoding and delivery service.

The CloudAir from PlayBox, meanwhile, is a universal TV playout and streaming system designed for continuous unattended operation. The system can edit any clip in the playlist, except the one being played; it can also change the order of the playlist. A Live Show clipboard allows insertion and/or execution of events or live streams. CloudAir accepts MPEG-1/2/H.264, HDV and DV streams from any platform providing AVI, MPEG, WMV, Quick Time or MXF content. The system also supports files from third-party systems.

With the integration of the CloudAir, Tata Communications’ broadcast playout service offers an OPEX-based service that enables broadcasters to target areas like production of original content.