One of Japan’s leading pay television operators has chosen CommScope to provide set-tops for its SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is introducing CommScope’s PT-SH700A HD set-top which features HD pay-TV channels and on-demand services for SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service subscribers.
The PT-SH700A will provide subscribers access to more than 160 HD channels over a satellite or broadband fiber network. It will also feature Wi-Fi, video-on-demand, recommendations and web-based interactive electronic program guide (EPG). Specifically, the set-top enables live TV programme recording with an external up to 8TB HDD (Hard Disk Drive) connected via USB, and subscribers will be able to save live TV programs to LAN recording devices.
Pay TV subscriptions are on the rise in Japan, with expected subscription rates predicted to reach 38% by 2020. This continued growth emphasizes operators’ need to update the Pay TV experience with secure technology solutions and minimize time to market. CommScope’s unique combination of a broad Pay TV portfolio and localized expertise in integrating new technologies within the Japanese market allows its customers to deliver the latest services, reliably and in-step with increasingly shorter technology cycles.
“Our collaboration with SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation emphasises our strong focus on global video growth markets. It also highlights our strength in leveraging key integration capabilities both centrally and locally in Japan,” said Anthony Zuyderhoff, senior vice president, International Customer Premises Equipment, CommScope. “We thank SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, our partners, and our team for their high degree of focus in delivering this innovative solution for the benefit of Japanese consumers.”