Videocon d2h Chooses Broadcom to Deliver HD Satellite Service to Growing India
New Digital Video Recorder Delivers High Definition Interactive Services
IRVINE, Calif., July 21, 2014
IRVINE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:
BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and
wireless communications, today announced that Videocon d2h, India's fastest
growing direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service provider, has selected
Broadcom's highly integrated satellite set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip
(SoC) device to power their latest high definition (HD) universal serial bus
(USB) digital video recorder (DVR). Broadcom's BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC
enables Videocon d2h to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs to
subscribers throughout the region while reducing design complexity, size and
overall system cost. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
Designed to address consumer demand for pay-TV programming, Videocon d2h's HD
USB DVR is capable of recording content on a USB storage device and offers
enhanced digital picture quality with optimum 1080p resolution. The Videocon
d2h HD USB DVR is powered by Broadcom's BCM7358 single-channel 1080p HD
advanced video coding (AVC) satellite receiver chip, featuring a high
performance CPU and graphics engine, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA^®)
connectivity support and advanced security functionality.
According to IHS, STB industry revenue will reach a record $22.8 billion in
2015, driven largely by growth in emerging markets and subscriber demand for
HD content^1. "As pay-TV operators move to accommodate changes in delivery
platforms and formats, including the adoption of HD, STB shipments will
continue to rise, hitting record levels for the next few years," said Daniel
Simmons, IHS Technology Director for Connected Home research.
"Technology-based service differentiation is becoming increasingly important
for pay-TV operators in emerging regions, as these markets begin to mature and
saturate. Transitioning subscribers from SD to HD at minimal cost will be
critical for driving further pay-TV growth in emerging markets."
"The silicon innovation that Broadcom provides has been a key factor in our
continued success in delivering rich content to our growing subscriber base,"
said Anil Khera, Videocon d2h CEO. "We're leveraging a variety of Broadcom STB
silicon throughout our portfolio and plan to extend our manufacturing
capabilities to meet the needs of other cable operators in the region."
"The Indian television market is undergoing a major transition, and operators
such as Videocon d2h are leading the charge in dramatically improving the
quality and variety of content delivery," said Rajiv Kapur, Broadcom India
Senior Director of Business Development. "As an established leader in STB
silicon innovation around the world, Broadcom is delivering the technology
required for a growing number of consumers to enjoy more sophisticated
features such as HD-quality content, digital video recording and on-demand
Videocon d2h is India's fastest growing DTH service provider, offering 500
channels and services. Videocon d2h also has 27 Asli HD and 239 regional
channels and services on its platform. Videocon d2h for the first time in
India has successfully previewed 4k Ultra HD DTH services, offers India's
first 1000 GB HD DVR and is the first DTH service provider to offer radio
frequency remote control.
Key Features of the Broadcom^® BCM7358 SoC
o1080p AVC decode & display
oIntegrated LNA, tuner & DVB-S2 demodulation
o16-bit DDR3 support for optimal cost/performance
oOver 750 DMIPS application CPU
oAdvanced security for all major conditional access
The Videocon d2h HD USB DVR is now available to India subscribers. The
Broadcom BCM7358 satellite STB SoC is currently available.
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