ATG Broadcast, Digistar complete HD-ready broadcast center for Astro All Asia Networks

September 10, 2008

ATG Broadcast has completed a comprehensive rebuild of the Astro All Asia Broadcast Center (AABC) for Astro All Asia Networks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A new suite of operational areas has been constructed, and the station architecture has been re-engineered to provide resilience and easier future expansion capabilities. The entire project took place while the station was on-air, transmitting 100 direct-to-home channels to subscribers in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The newly installed facilities at Astro's Kuala Lumpur premises comprise: satellite downlinking and incoming lines area; tape ingest, compliance editing and versioning area; multichannel transmission area; reactive transmission suites and voiceover booths; and master control room.

The new system architecture is built around GVG Trinix routers under Omnibus control and is HD-ready. Additional transmission channels can easily be added with no disruption to on-air services. The first expansion phase was completed in time to provide Astro with additional resources for the Beijing Olympics.

For more information, visit

Receive regular news and technology updates. Sign up for our free newsletter here.