The Malaysian Pay TV operator Astro is offering public venue and business owners the ability to offer an Astro OTT video service that takes its signal from satellite and then distributes live and on-demand programming over Wi-Fi to on-premise customers. Venue users can therefore watch TV on their mobile devices via an app, or on Android TV-based television sets in the building. Astro has announced that it is using Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR technology for the service, harnessing its qualities of cost-effective OTT delivery and strong QoE. The multicast ABR is being applied to 20 live MPEG-DASH channels.
The complete Broadpeak solution includes a BkE200 transcaster server, BkA100 analytics, BkS350 origin and packager servers, and the nanoCDN technology. Broadpeak was system integrator in this project, coordinating with third-party project stakeholders including Viaccess-Orca, Neotion and Datacom. The BkA100 analytics solution means Astro can visualise business, streaming and QoE statistics to optimise the quality of its OTT service.
“Satellite DTH operators are looking to unlock new sources of revenue, and delivering OTT video to public places is a great way to do that,” says Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “With Broadpeak’s nanoCDN for satellite, Astro can deliver the ultimate quality experience that only satellite can provide on a consistent basis, while addressing any type of screen.”