Vidzemes TV enhances broadcast capabilities with PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout

Vidzemes TV, a prominent free-to-air broadcaster in Latvia, has recently expanded its technical capabilities at its studio headquarters in Valmiera by implementing the PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box playout solution. This strategic move was facilitated by Hannu-Pro, a well-established broadcast systems integrator based in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

“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.”

Vidzemes TV, transmitted by ReTV, stands as one of Latvia’s five free terrestrial broadcasting television channels, offering a diverse range of news, educational, and entertainment content. With a focus on becoming a leading source of regional news, ReTV aims to provide relevant news coverage across different parts of the country, alongside comprehensive event coverage.

Hannu-Pro, with its extensive experience spanning over 30 years in TV, broadcast, production, and postproduction system development, played a pivotal role in facilitating the implementation of the PlayBox Neo solution at Vidzemes TV.

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