Technicolor wins two set-top box supply contract extensions with Tata Sky

Monday, February 18th, 2013 
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Further reinforcement of the cooperation between Tata Sky and Technicolor

PARIS, France — Technicolor (Euronext Paris : TCH) today announced that it has won two extension contracts from Tata Sky, India’s leading satellite operator with over 8 million subscribers. Pursuant to the long standing relationship between both parties and the commercial success of its high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital TV offerings, Tata Sky has granted Technicolor, until mid 2015, extension of the initial contracts for the STBs already delivered over the past years:

  • The HD-enabled zapper (MediaPlay DSI715) is optimized to deliver all essential features at low cost while enabling future-proof services such as video on demand.
  • The SD satellite zapper (MediaPlay DSI309) has been tailored to Tata Sky’s needs and enables MPEG-4 decoding in a compact design.

Michel Rahier, President of Technicolor’s Connected Home division, said “We are very proud to support the commercial success of Tata Sky in its digital television services. As a long standing partner of Tata Sky, the renewal of the previous contracts awarded up to two years ago proves us that we have been able to build a strong relationship thanks to the high quality of our products”.

“Technicolor’s solutions have met our expectations in terms of reliability because we want to guarantee a trouble free experience for our customers. They also help meet our Total Cost of Ownership requirement, which is key for an operator with a large subscriber base like ours. The latest agreements mark the continuation of our trusted relationship with Technicolor” added Harit Nagpal, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Sky.

Deliveries of these set-top boxes are scheduled from 3Q 2013 to 2Q 2015, while Technicolor will continue providing locally-based after-sales support to Tata Sky.

Technicolor’s range of MediaPlay set-top boxes provide a wide array of services encompassing advanced functions such as multi-room and multi-screen, on demand, wireless streaming or Over-The-Top services. Truly committed to ecodesign, Technicolor puts environmental issues at the heart of the design process of all products within a complete product lifecycle approach.