SPB TV Astra

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SPB TV Astra is a professional solution for fast, high-quality processing of linear TV broadcast and on-demand video streams from a single headend to any devices - Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, and living room devices (TV’s, set-top boxes, dongles).

Overview

SPB TV Astra handles all video processing tasks from video and audio decoding, volume control, encoding, to packaging and DRM encryption. It is specifically designed to process linear TV, VOD and Loop channels. SPB TV Astra makes your video ready for adaptive streaming over any content delivery network or any type of caching web server.

Why Astra?

  • Flexible software-based configuration
  • Multiple installation options
  • Easy maintenance and scalability
  • Reduction of the video delivery cost
  • Video and Audio Processing

    Astra supports a broad range of codecs, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264), HEVC (H.265), Dolby and DTS and generates video streams in adaptive bitrate formats.

  • Adaptive Bitrate with Expertise

    SPB TV Astra prepares Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Adobe HDS, RTMP, and MPEG-DASH streams in multiple profiles.

Outstanding Performance

Astra supports up to 100 HD channels per two-unit server consuming only 1.1 kW of power.

Video Formats Omnitude

SPB TV Astra is capable to process MPEG-2, H.264 and H.265 sources from satellite or terrestrial network or baseband signal coming from Broadcast studios, including DVB-S, DVB-C, DVB-T, UDP Unicast/Multicast, HTTP, HLS, RTSP, RTP, RTMP, MMS and efficiently encodes it to RTP or UDP Unicast/Multicast IP streams and OTT multi-bitrate formats.

Easy Integration

Open API’s can easily be integrated into your services such as CMS, workflow and other management systems.

SPB TV Astra Features

    • Remote monitoring tools
    • Image insertion on input loss
    • Web GUI and CLI interfaces
    • SNMP
    • Managed updates to include the latest codecs, formats, profiles and devices
    • HEVC encoding support
    • 5.1 Audio, auto audio gain support
    • Keeping aspect ratio
    • Image overlay
    • Hardsubs overlay
    • 3D encoding support
    • Multi output support
    • N+1 Redundancy
    • SCTE-35 and DTMF support
    • DRM-systems integration (Verimatrix, PlayReady, Widevine, Adobe, etc)

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