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JAINHITS plans to launch HD services with ARRIS STBs

The HITS operator has selected STBs from ARRIS’ HMC portfolio to deliver digital video services across the nation.

DEN to deploy STMicroelectronics’ chipset for HD STBs

DEN Networks has selected STMicroelectronics’ STiH273 (Palma) HD cable chipset for its HD set-top boxes.

A peep into Hindujas’ Headend-in-the-Sky project

The basic sales pitch is that last mile operators can own their network while the HITS company will provide technological support. Biz model built on MPEG-4 HD boxes at SD price, ownership of STBs by cable ops and prepaid billing. Hindujas apply for licence through Grant Investrade and expect government nod soon.

China’s NationalChip eyes Indian STB chip market

NationalChip launches HD STB chip based on GX3201 and an SD STB chip based on GX3001R or GX3012Q for the Indian market.

STMicroelectronics to power Hathway’s HD STBs

Hathway selects STMicroelectronics’ SoC to power two of its advanced HD set-top boxes.

Government sets the ball rolling on HITS; issues policy guidelines

I&B ministry’s move to issue HITS guidelines expected to give a much needed boost to the cable TV digitisation drive.