ELIA Unity – Channel in a Box

All in one broadcast TV playout system

elia unity channel in a box




Integrated TV playout solution

 – Channel in a Box –


Cost effective

An all in one solution with built-in server


The state of the art playout automation


Matches your needs over time

Conscious of the need for the broadcasters to reduce constantly the operational costs while keeping a high quality level, we show with the ELIA range of SGT Channel in a Box TV playout solutions our know-how regarding reliability and flexibility which few systems can supply and nevertheless essential for a 24/7 operation.

ELIA Unity is the very latest generation of Channel in a Box, a cost effective TV playout system offering playout automation, ingest, branding and media asset management features, in an all in one robust video server.

ELIA Unity includes an off the shelf video server, with RAID redundant storage and expandability capability, in a low cost IT standard environment. Combined with the power of our brand new playout automation software PLAY along with FLOW software for acquisition and the preparation of the contents, both profiting from SGT’s long expertise, it is one of the most powerful & hassle free channel in a box in the market.

We have indeed integrated the very latest technologies to stick to the market trends and needs; the “Full IP”, while you can choose to keep the good old SDI connections for a smooth transition, with ELIA Unity as well as the choice of virtualisation with ELIA Air.

ELIA Unity is proposed from 10K€ for a single TV channel playout and scalable enough to be integrated on multi-channels complex systems, but always at a moderate cost.


The state of the art automation

The “PLAY” Client

  • Frame-accurate control of SD/HD channels
  • Playout and branding external live feeds
  • Import external playlists (CSV)*
  • Branding templates
  • Ad quota management*
  • Playout monitoring
  • As Run (CSV)*




Media Asset Management

The “FLOW” Client*

  • Video acquisition* & file ingest
  • Content checking*
  • External storage connection*




Broadcast TV Playout

  • Playout and record* SD/HD single or multiple* channels
  • Integrated mixer and automatic SD<>HD conversion
  • Control of external sub-titler & router*
  • Synchronised record*
  • Mixer PVW output*


Branding included

  • 4 layers for branding & DVE
  • Supported : Logos, stills & animated pictures, RSS, video……
  • Live branding capability
  • Compatible with Adobe Animated CC
  • HTML5 supported


IP or not IP ?

That is not the question anymore

  • Full SDI INs/OUTs
  • Full IP INs/OUTs MPEG-TS/NDI & 2110 coming up
  • Mixing SDI & IP INs/OUTs is also possible
  • Black-Burst Sync
  • LTC/NTP/PTP Time reference



A large majority of formats supported

  • Video : MXF, MOV, MPEG, TS, H264, MP4, XDCAM, HD50, …
  • Stills: PNG, JPG, JPEG2000, …

Multilingual Sub-Titling*

OP-47 supported. Multilingual with .STL files

Plug INs VST*

Integration of VST Plug Ins – Normalisation and others.

Think big !

Interface and extend your system, thanks to the farming capability of ELIA



If you need multi channels solution and/or need powerful interfaces while containing your CAPEX, ELIA is the solution.

By building a farm with ELIA and a centralised back office, you may have a system with dozens of channels sharing the same contents.

We also propose a set of powerful interfaces* allowing connections of your applications to the ELIA farm :
• On Air service


Features marked with (*) are optionals

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