Golf Channel Thailand upgrades with PlayBox
THAILAND: A major upgrade of the Golf Channel Thailand studios in Bangkok has included the installation of PlayBox Technology’s TitleBox for channel branding and AirBox playout systems. The project was coordinated by the company’s Asia Pacific office.
‘We were looking for the most efficient possible way of combining live high definition broadcasting with automated content playout,’ commented Jirapat Khamkaun, Golf Channel's head of engineering and operations. ‘After researching the available solutions, we identified PlayBox Technology AirBox transmission servers and TitleBox channel branding as the logical choices. They are easy to operate, versatile and have an excellent reputation for reliability. Local support from the company's office here in Bangkok was another major advantage, plus the easy scalability of the PlayBox Technology ecosystem if needed to expand our capabilities in the future.’
‘We have integrated AirBox HD and AirBox SD servers into Golf Channel Thailand's central apparatus suite,’ confirmed Nut Deesamer, manager of PlayBox Technology’s Service and Support Centre for Thailand. ‘These are linked via Ethernet to the master control room where the automation process is supervised. Each TitleBox is operated as an independent key and fill resource during live programme production. In automated playout mode, the TitleBoxes are utilised in a character generation role with AirBox handling transmission of scheduled content. The configuration we have provided enables Golf Channel to capture incoming content at the same time as playing to air.’