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  • Broadcast Automation | DiSA
    Broadcast Automation | DiSA

    Playout Server, Channel Playout



DiSA provides IT-based HD/SD playout combined with real-time channel branding as "Channel-in-the-Box" solution. With low acquisition and operating cost, our channel playout is ideal for highly automated, multichannel playout environments. DiSA has a high-performance graphics render engine playing all mainstream video standards in broadcast quality for both HD and SD.

The engine offers real-time overlay of graphics, crawls and animations without any additional hardware. By using our powerful digital video mixing renderer it is possible to add multiple real-time calculated transitions as well as external live video sources.


  • Live Feeds
  • 24/7
  • Loudness Normalization
  • Templated Graphics
  • DVB/ATSC Interface
  • Reliability
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Besides common SDI or analog live feeds, DiSA can also handle various IP live sources. This way live links can be set up quickly, straightforward and cost-efficiently, which allows completely new program schemes.

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The playout server is designed for continuous operation in 24/7 or time slot mode. Program schedule updates are performed automatically in a transparent way without any interruptions. The play engine buffers all clips locally on hard disk to avoid broadcast interruptions in case of a network failure.

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DiSA always plays out with the correct volume. The output signal is normalized in real-time in accordance to EBU 128 resp. ITU BS1770-2. That not only saves time, but also cost.

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The powerful render engine enables real-time insertion of lower thirds, crawls, graphics, clocks, animations and other interesting features like picture-in-picure or split screen. All layers can be scheduled independently to the main rundown.

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You can easily switch DiSA to DVB/ATSC mode. The internal MPEG-TS encoder provides a DVB or ATSC compliant stream as MPEG-2 or H.264 with integrated SI/PSI resp. PSIP information, also in parallel to the standard output (analog, SDI, ...). The outgoing single program transport stream (SPTS) can directly be plugged into any broadcast multiplexer.

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DiSA has a robust broadcast architecture, redundant power supply, hot-swappable fans, watch dog functionality and mirrored local video storage. All main features can be monitored via SNMP.

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DiSA Playout Server - Key Features

Channel-in-the-Box technology

  • Multichannel playout
  • Seamless 24/7 playback
  • Dual HD | SD broadcast
  • Live-pass-through (HD-SDI | IP)
  • Real-time channel branding
  • Multichannel audio
  • Loudness normalization (EBU R128, ITU BS1770-2)
  • Multi file format support
  • Automated on-air rundown updates
  • Real-time news feed insertion
  • EAS interface
  • CC support (CEA-608 | -708)

MPEG-TS Encoder

  • MPEG-TS encoder (MPEG-2 | H.264/AVC)
  • DVB | ATSC compliant multiplexer
  • SI|PSI (DVB) | PSIP (ATSC) table insertion
  • EPG | Teletext | HbbTV® data insertion
  • Supported interfaces: ASI | RF | IP | SDI


  • SNMP monitoring
  • As-run log export
  • Emergency playlist
  • Failover features
  • Robust broadcast architecture
  • Alert signaling
  • Local data storage
  • GPIO support
  • Watchdog features

IP stream encoder

  • IP stream interface (RTMP, RTSP, TS over UDP/RTP)
  • Integrated H.264/AVC and AAC encoder


Additionally the Disa Playout Server is also available as an integrated system of playout, encoder and multiplexer. You can find further information here: PEM series.


Additional Modules

Our additional modules for more flexibility and power in your 'channel-in-the-box' system:

Input modules

  • SDI live pass through
  • IP stream live pass through

Extension modules

  • Web stream generator
  • SDI teletext generator
  • EAS gateway


DiSA Channel Playout - Workflow example

disa workflow playout preview