Nilesat chooses PlayBox Neo for service expansion

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 
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Nilesat Chooses PlayBox Neo Solutions for Large-Scale Service Expansion

CAIRO, Egypt — PlayBox Neo announces an expansion of the broadcast channel management and playout infrastructure at the Cairo headquarters of Nilesat, one of the largest telecommunication networks in the Middle East. The project was supported by PlayBox Neo distribution partner Modern Broadcast Center (MBC).

Part of the presentation control suite at Nilesat's Cairo headquarters

“This is an addition to the 40 PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout units we purchased in Q1 2019, elevating the total number to 70,” says Maissa Aly Kamel, Nilesat Chief Technical Officer. “The seamless operations and reliability of the systems continue to enhance our productivity.”

“The success of our Channel-in-a-Box solution stems from the great flexibility which it offers television channel managers and network operators, combined with its inherent space efficiency and ease of maintenance,” adds Pavlin Rahnev, PlayBox Neo Chief Executive Officer.

“We integrated 30 complete servers into the Nilesat teleport at Giza near the Egyptian capital,” details Nikolay Spasov, PlayBox Neo Head of Technical Department. “We delivered two 4K-UHD CIAB servers plus 13 HD/SD playout units, all with 1:1 redundancy.”

“We are delighted to collaborate once again with PlayBox Neo on this significant expansion at Nilesat, one of our key partners in the Middle East,” comments Sabri Arafa, Modern Broadcast Center CEO. “This project underscores our commitment to providing state-of-the-art broadcast solutions that enhance the efficiency and reach of our clients’ operations.”

PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box offers playout automation with AirBox Neo-20, CG and interactive graphics, including with TitleBox Neo-20, media ingest with Capture Suite and live media delivery and distribution with Media Gateway. AirBox Neo-20 supports full automated content streaming and broadcast playout for any kind of television channel. A variety of media files and live inputs can be integrated into a single playlist. Multiple SDI/IP outputs can be streamed simultaneously in different video standards up to 4K.

Links: PlayBox Neo; Nilesat; Modern Broadcast Center