Category Archives: Pay TV

Videocon D2H selects MStar HEVC SoC

Videocon D2H has integrated high efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip from MStar Semiconductor on its HD set-top-boxes. HEVC technology will be greatly beneficial to DTH operators in India due to the saving of bandwidth, said Anil Khera, CEO of Videocon d2h. With the coming of HEVC technology, our subscribers will experience high-efficiency Asli HD [...]

DeitY to set up INR1 bn fund to aid indigenous STB manufacturers

Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has planned to set up a fund of over INR1 billion (USD16.1 million) to support indigenous set-top-box manufacturers, as per a media report. The fund will provide STB manufacturers with long-term credit and boost local manufacturing. The money would be offered through the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust which [...]

Indigenous STB manufacturers seek MIB aid to procure STB orders

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has assured indigenous set-top-box manufacturers to facilitate a meeting to discuss with multi-system operators about the consumption of locally-manufactured STBs for the phase III and IV cable TV digitisation. STB manufactures had filed a complaint stating that MSOs has not placed any order for locally manufactured STBs. Earlier this week, the [...]

Pakistan government incurs PKR 50mn loss from PTCL on import of IPTV-STB, says MCC

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has been accused of mis-declaration on clearance of imported set-top-box causing a loss of over PKR 50 million (USD 490,785) to the government, as per a media report. PTCL has paid 10% customs duty on the imported IPTV-STBs by clearing it under Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) heading 8517.6950, whereas the [...]

Broadcom bets big on India, China & South Asia

Broadcom sees massive opportunities in India, China and South Asia for its broadcast-related offerings across APAC region. Network demand has been accelerating in Asian markets and internet video has created a surge of late. Consumers are also demanding better quality of video. Bandwidth availability will increase as LTE services will take off in Asian markets. [...]

Dish TV to manufacture STB

Dish TV has planned to manufacture set-top-boxes in the country. The company anticipates that taxation structure would aid the local production industry. Jawahar Goel, Managing Director of Dish TV said that there would be improvement in the hardware economics of STBs sourced from India. “We hope that the taxation structure will be suitably amended to [...]

AMBC targets 1.6 lakh STB installation by Dec 2016

The West Bengal based multi-system operator (MSO), Advance Multisystem Broadband Communication (AMBC), aims to install 1.6 lakh set top boxes (STBs) by December 2016. We were preparing to seed STBs in Phase III and IV, and are encouraging the LCOs to do as much as they can, but RIO arrangement of SIPL is becoming a [...]

Deliver interoperable and affordable STBes, insists Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting has emphasised the industry to ensure interoperability to set-top-boxes and affordability of STBes at the first meeting of the Task Force for cable digitization for phases three and four. Like the portability of the mobile phone, the viewers should also have similar options with the set-top-boxes. They should [...]

Radiant Digitek selects CAS, STB from Pace

Rajasthan based multi-system operator, Radiant Digitek Network has selected pre-integrated middleware, conditional access and set-top-box solution from UK based technology provider, Pace. Paces turnkey solution is DVB-C compliant, standard definition MPEG-2 cable set-top-box, middleware and titanium cardless conditional access system. The solution incorporates a wide range of EPG features including favourites, channel list management, personal [...]