Videocon d2h selects MStar HEVC SoC for HD zapper

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 
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Videocon d2h selects MStar HEVC SoC solution for HD Zapper set-top box

MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for TV, set-top-box, display and digital home solutions, today announces that it will provide its high efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) to Videocon d2h, India’s fastest growing DTH service provider and recognized as Asia’s Most Promising Brand in the DTH category, the Economic Times best brand 2014. This will be utilized in Videocon d2h’s HD set-top-boxes (STBs).

MStar has successfully implemented HEVC technology in the HD solution which fits properly to save the bandwidth requirement with high definition picture quality. The operators and STB OEMs can reduce their development costs and time to market to meets the India market demands with the MStar HEVC-capable set-top box SoC solution.

Mr 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.”

“HEVC technology will greatly beneficial to DTH operators in India due to the saving of bandwidth.” Says Mr. 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”

“It is our honor and pleasure to be a partner with Videocon d2h.” Says Wayne Liang, Chairman of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. “As high-quality program deployment becomes more widely demanded, we anticipate increased market demand for HEVC-capable set-top-boxes which allows more effective usage of the limited bandwidth. Leveraging our HEVC-capable set-top box platform, we will continue to provide the timely HEVC solution to Videocon d2h in order to fulfill their business goal.”

The cooperation between Videocon d2h and MStar Semiconductor, Inc. is expected to support Videocon d2h’s vision to be a DTH category innovator with the most advanced products and services.