Category Archives: Pay TV

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 [...]

JAINHITS selects STBs from Arris

Headend-in-the-Sky service provider, JAINHITS, has partnered with Arris Group, US based video and broadcast technology provider. Arris will supply set-top-boxes from its HMC portfolio viz HMC1010 standard definition STB and the HMC2010 high definition STB. JAINHITS offers more than 252 standard definition channels. The company will roll out high-definition services on the new Arris STBs. [...]

LG CNS integrates Entropic SoC for IP hybrid STB in India

South Korea based IT services company, LG CNS, has integrated EN7190 HD IP set-top-box system-on-a-chip from Entropic, for its new IP Hybrid STB, LCP3x0. The IP hybrid STB targets Indian market. We selected Entropic because their EN7190 solution is a highly-integrated, feature-rich, flexible IP Hybrid SoC that leverages mature software and the security expertise required [...]

Indigenous STB manufacturers to meet the demand of 110 mn STBs for Phase III, IV digitisation

Indigenous set-top-boxes manufacturers have expressed conviction to meet the demand of 110 million STBs for phase III and IV cable TV digitisation, said Bimal Julka, Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The ministry had held a review meeting with the manufacturers to evaluate their readiness to meet the demand on September 12, 2014. Members of [...]

Cisco Videoscape India sacks 200 engineers

Cisco Videoscape (formerly known as NDS Group) which develops software for the pay TV industry has sacked over 200 engineers in India as part of its global re-structuring strategy, as per a media report. Cisco is also apparently planning to recruit people with different skillsets with an understanding of technologies in set-top-boxes and mobility rather [...]