Beyond virtual appliances, the broadcast industry requires a cloud-native solution to ensure its response to technical and commercial challenges are fully up to date.
The concept of Cloud2TV – Media Cloud for Any Scale
Building on 20 years of successful innovation, PlayBox Neo pioneered the development of high-efficiency server-based and cloud-based playout to support every scale and type of one-to-many communication. With over 18,500 installed channels around the world, PlayBox Neo is the global leader in developing and supplying server-based playout and channel branding systems, many of which are remotely controlled via the Internet. Cloud2TV provides broadcasters with a secure and efficient system through which to access their playout from practically any location via one easy-to-use interface.
Cloud2TV is based on the concept of virtual channel playout and is totally software-centric. Its processing platform and cloud-native services represent the future of video production and content delivery, providing TV operators with ultimate simplicity, efficiency and agility.
Cloud2TV incorporates highly intuitive web-based control interface with administrator-adjustable rights assignment, TV channel management, systems and user action logging and notifications. Cloud2TV applications are the main components. Each functions individually but in close coordination with the others to provide a full set of broadcast services supporting the workflow of an entire TV channel. Basic Cloud2TV applications are Content Ingest, Graphic Editor, Media Browser with Meta data handling & Clip trimmer, Quality Control & verification tools, Transcoder, Playlist Manager and Audit Log.
IP-based remote control
Cloud2TV simplifies the entire business of putting a new television channel on air. Available on a budget-friendly SaaS subscription, it offers numerous advantages such as fast and on-demand channel launch, endless scalability, 24/7 reliability, web-based access and IP workflow. The core of every Cloud2TV is the Playout/IP streaming service, supporting UHD, HD and SD playout. Cloud2TV is fully compatible with existing PlayBox Neo solutions and can be used to extend their capabilities and functionality.
Cloud2TV can be operated in fully automated mode. It also gives operators the freedom to make schedule alterations or insert live content between prescheduled content whenever a late-breaking story makes this desirable or imperative.
New Transcoder to support multiple containers and formats (MPG PS/TS, MXF, QT, AVI, MP4, GXF, MPG2, H.264, ProRes, DNX HD, MJPEG, etc.) New optimised User Interface in Graphic Editor – template preparation tool New Playlist editor’s Weekly & Monthly View and Secondary Events placements; PlayList Export to MS Excel and EPG formats Playlist Export to MS Excel and EPG formats Auto link of assets and storages Media asset rework Playlist editor features: copy/paste; find/replace; undo/redo; playlist history
Support for life
PlayBox Neo offers technical support and round the clock customer care. Software updates and 24/7 global support are standard within the Cloud2TV pricing model.
Cloud2TV is available in the following forms:
Platform as a Service deployed on a private cloud with CDN for global reach Software as a Service deployed on public cloud solutions such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google On-Premises turnkey system for deployment by a broadcaster or service provider
Accessible on a monthly software-as-a-service basis, it enables service providers to launch new channels for third-party customers. Using Cloud2TV, established broadcasters and new-start entrepreneurs alike can deploy cloud-based playout quickly, easily and affordably.
Areas of use
Content providers Playout centers Interactive TV and music channels Faith channels Government channels Education channels Corporate channels