Astro Selects Thomson Video Networks Video Processing Solutions
State-of-the-Art Platform for DTH, IPTV, and OTT Delivery Powered by Thomson Video Networks.
With a base of more than 4.3 million residential customers representing approximately 62 percent of Malaysian TV households, Astro offers more than 184 TV channels — including 48 HD channels — delivered via DTH satellite TV, IPTV, and OTT platforms. Over the past six years, Astro has deployed 18 DTH transponders with Thomson Video Networks solutions and now uses the NetProcessor multiplexer/video processor for all IPTV streaming services. Also, with the new solutions installed in Astro’s main DTH broadcast center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the MUCS platform extends an existing Thomson Video Networks deployment for the OTT service — Astro on the Go — that includes the industry-leading ViBE VS7000 multiscreen and HEVC video system.
“Through its partnership with Thomson Video Networks, Astro Malaysia is truly at the forefront of leveraging the industry’s most advanced compression technologies to deliver advanced pay-TV services through DTH, IPTV and OTT resources,” said Tony Berthaud, vice president, Asia-Pacific sales and services, Thomson Video Networks. “We look forward to working with Astro as it continues to provide leading-edge services to its customers.”