April 4, 2016
By Maisie Loh
Aylesbury, UK – TMD, the provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has handed over the first phase of a comprehensive file-based workflow platform at Astro, the satellite broadcaster for south-east Asia. From its two broadcast centres in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Astro delivers around 180 SD and HD channels, with related online and catch-up services.
The contract, awarded in 2014, is for a completely integrated asset management and software-defined workflow system, with TMD’s Mediaflex-Unified Media Services (UMS) platform at its centre. The aim of the project is to achieve the required operational productivity and improve efficiency by creating a more automated and cohesive content preparation process. The Mediaflex-UMS system brings together the previously disparate SD and HD workflows, as well as fully integrating Astro’s online services into a common operation.