MStar Semi for Videocon d2h HD MPEG-4 DVB-S2 set-top box

Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Videocon d2h and MStar Semiconductor, Inc. announce mass production of
MPEG-4 HD set-top box for India market

MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, today announces its successful mass production of HD MPEG-4 DVB-S2 set-top box with Videocon d2h, Asia’s most promising DTH brand & India’s fastest growing DTH service provider. The new set-top box is capable of processing high quality “Asli” HD channels and bringing premium content to subscribers. This new HD set-top box with MStar’s latest technology provides premium video and audio qualities while maintaining effective overall system cost.

Videocon d2h, the fastest growing “Direct to Home” service provider in India with 27 “Asli” HD channels, has been dedicated to bringing new features to its subscribers. In addition to basic set-top box functions, the new HD set-top box includes PVR features, which facilitates users to enjoy all interested content as per their preferred time.

Additionally, the new set-top box powered by MStar Semiconductor, Inc. enables revolutionary way of watching TV channels through following functions: title/time based recording, rewind & forward functions, auto serial recording, pause live TV and mark-skip-watch functions. Users can now utilize the new features to either enjoy recorded content or seek a certain part of recorded content.

“Having a 10 million subscriber base in a very short time in India is a strong testimony of Videocon d2h’s success. It is our honor and pleasure to be the partner with Videocon d2h.” says Wayne Liang, Chairman of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. “Leveraging our cutting-edge set-top box platform, we will continue to support Videocon d2h to further build upon their success.”

Mr. Anil Khera, CEO of Videocon d2h says “We have partnered with MStar, global leader in integrated chips. The ease of user experience, best in class integration and performance provide a significant edge for our cutting edge high definition set-top box. We are hopeful that MStar technology will provide better experience to our consumers as we are looking at consolidating our leadership position”.

The cooperation between Videocon d2h and MStar Semiconductor, Inc. is expected to be a solid foundation of Videocon d2h DTH service and further accelerate the business momentum of MStar STB solutions.