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Malaysian content and consumer company Astro Malaysia Holdings has deployed multicast adaptive bitrate technology from Broadpeak to strengthen the delivery of its over-the-top service.

astro logo 18June2019Broadpeak's multicast ABR technology will see use in enabling Astro to distribute live and catch-up TV guaranteeing what the CDN developer calls an ‘exceptional’ experience and a cost-effective solution for OTT delivery.

Astro is using Broadpeak's multicast ABR satellite solution to distribute 20 MPEG-DASH live channels for Android TVs, iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. The complete solution includes a BkE200 transcaster server, BkA100 analytics, BkS350 origin and packager servers, and nanoCDN technology. Broadpeak also played the role of system integrator, coordinating with third-party project stakeholders, including Viaccess-Orca, Neotion, and Datacom.

With its new technology, Astro will deliver adaptive bitrate formats such as HLS and DASH to public places where broadband connectivity is limited using satellite, and with, it says, the quality of DTH broadcast. Utilising analytics, Astro will be able to visualise business, streaming and QoE statistics to optimise the quality of its OTT service.

“We are pleased to work with Broadpeak to enable our commercial and enterprise partners to enhance their business by providing their customers an avenue to enjoy our content that's transmitted via satellite just by connecting to the establishment's Wi-Fi and launching the dedicated app,” said Astro vice president of product engineering Shahrul Imran Sultan. “We are confident that Broadpeak's multicast ABR solution will assist in elevating the customer's user experience, while also providing the best technology quality.”