The Astro ACBC facility is a new 5 storey building that will house and load balance service between Astro’s main facility. It also acts as disaster recovery facility in order to be able to manage a 50/50 load during any crisis situation. Both facilities are completely standalone with their own uplinks/downlinks and are fully connected with dark fibre connectivity. There is a TVRO farm with over 60 downlinks and as well as 20 metre simulate and 3X20 metre uplinks dishes pointing to the various Measat satellites.
At the end of 2016, this facility will have over 50 local playout automation channels, 50 pass-through channels and 36 content controlled channels that run in this facility. This facility was recently used to run part of the 12 live Olympic channels. This new Station also houses and uses a new media asset management system as well as non-linear, video on demand, Live and VOD OTT services and operations as well as a 4Peta Byte mirrored and cloud based storage and archive system.