Vidzemes TV expands with PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout

Monday, May 13th, 2024 
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Vidzemes TV Latvia Expands with PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box Playout

VALMIERA, Latvia — Latvian free-to-air broadcaster Vidzemes TV has chosen PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout to expand the technical facilities at its studio headquarters in Valmiera. The new equipment was supplied by long-established broadcast systems integrator Hannu-Pro, based in the Latvian capital, Riga.

“Over the years, PlayBox Neo systems have consistently delivered reliable and effective results for us,” comments Elina Leimane, Vidzemes TV Chair of the Board. “Our operators find the user interface very intuitive to work with as it provides all the information they need for each stage of the channel management process, from content acquisition and scheduling, right through to on-air and online transmission. The additional Channel-in-a-Box solution we have invested in gives us the flexibility to expand our output with extra HD TV channels without having to train the team in a new operating procedure.”

“PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a Box is a true turnkey solution supporting any desired level of automation right up to 24/7 hands-off playout,” adds Kristaps Dzenis, Hannu-Pro Project Manager. “The systems we have integrated into Vidzemes TV’s Valmiera facility are populated with ListBox Neo-20 scheduling, TitleBox Neo-20 CG & interactive graphics, Capture Suite content ingest plus Media Gateway live delivery and distribution. PlayBox Neo CIAB installations are highly space efficient and easy to handle technically if or when one needs replacement or relocation.”

“We are pleased and honoured by Vidzemes TV’s sustained commitment to our products and services,” says Detelin Georgiev, Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East and CIS. “Our CIAB approach is truly industry-proven and continues to be the mainstay of many highly successful broadcast media networks around the world.”

Vidzemes TV is transmitted by ReTV, one of the five free terrestrial broadcasting television channels currently available across Latvia. It offers a mix of news, educational and entertainment content. The network’s aim is to become the primary source in the regional news segment, providing news relevant to each part of the country. ReTV also provides comprehensive coverage of events in each district: What it is like to live in Latvia and why more and more foreigners choose to live there.

Links: PlayBox Neo; Vidzemes TV; Hannu-Pro