India’s Videocon d2h pay-TV broadcast says it has selected MStar Semiconductor’s H.265 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for its next range of HEVC-equipped set-top boxes for what the broadcaster promises will be a “world class” viewing experience.
Saurabh Dhoot, Director Videocon d2h says “The HEVC technology ensures that our consumers get the most advanced and evolved TV viewing experience. Videocon d2h has taken the lead in bringing this latest technology to India and we are committed to the using high end technology. Innovation has been the driving force of Videocon d2h, and the HEVC technology is perfectly positioned to further improve our bandwidth usage and enable us to add more HD channels.”
Videocon d2h already offers subscribers a 1 Terabyte HD set-top box. It transmits 29 HDTV and 239 other channels on its platform.
“HEVC technology will 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 picture quality for the first time in India. This is possible through the unique video compression technology present in the HEVC capable set top boxes that is the latest in the field, and is a major improvement over the existing ones. We are committed to delivering a world class viewing experience”