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Astro embraces Broadpeak multicast ABR, putting Tribe loss behind it

Malaysian pay TV operator Astro appears to have fallen off the wagon when it comes to OTT video after it came to light that the company quietly closed down its SVoD service Tribe at the tail end of 2018. As Faultline Online Reporter said at the time, Tribe’s shuttering serves to emphasize the difficulty in matching up against the might of ad-supported streaming offerings across Asia Pacific – but rather than knocking OTT on the head altogether, Astro has recruited the expertise of CDN technology vendor Broadpeak to boost its next OTT frontier while maintaining a distinct satellite flavor. What we mean by satellite flavor is that the partnership involves Astro delivering content via its preferred satellite distribution method to…

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