Nilesat builds broadcast playout facility with PlayBox servers

PlayBox Neo has completed a large broadcast playout system for Nilesat at its headquarters in Cairo. One of the largest telecommunication networks in the Middle East, Nilesat provides a wide range of satellite-based facilities including transmission of over 700 television channels, 600 of which are free-to-air.

The new system was provided by PlayBox Neo channel partner Modern Broadcast Center (MBC) which is based on the west bank of the Nile directly across from downtown Cairo.

“We required a solution which would integrate easily with our existing infrastructure,” says Nilesat broadcast manager Mohamed Samir. “The primary requirements were a robust operating platform, user-friendly control, easy expandability and good technical support. PlayBox Neo’s Channel In a Box was the logical choice given its proven success at many leading broadcast networks and playout service-providers around the world.”

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