Dish TV picks Broadcom for ‘enhanced’ HD channel set-top boxes

By : |July 9, 2013 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Dish TV India Ltd., the country’s largest direct broadcast satellite television provider, has selected the integrated systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) by Broadcom Corporation – semiconductor solutions provider for wired and wireless communications – to power its upcoming generation of satellite set-top boxes.

Dish TV India’s new devices will deliver increased high-definition (HD) content offerings to its subscribers, stated Broadcom in a release.

Broadcom’s BCM7358 HD and BCM7301 SD SoCs are assured to provide operators with a cost-efficient platform, while maintaining superior integration, features and performance. As India’s largest direct-to-home television provider, Dish TV offers around 400 channels and has a user base of 15 million subscribers on its platform. It also has a vast distribution network of about 1,400 distributors and 80,000 dealers, which span 8,000 towns in India.

“Broadcom offers the technology we need to enable our subscribers to enjoy the ever expanding array of television content and interactive services available for home entertainment and information,” said Rajiv Khattar, Dish TV president, Projects, adding that Broadcom’s solutions helped it offer high-end services like USB DVR.

“Dish TV has created a breadth of set-top box offerings for subscribers using SD and HD SoCs from Broadcom,” said Rich Nelson, Broadcom SVP, Broadband Communications Group.

“Together, our technology is bringing innovative programming in high-quality to subscribers in the India direct-to-home space.”

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