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Videocon d2h selects MStar HEVC SoC solution for HD STB

MUMBAI: Direct-to-home (DTH) operator Videocon d2h has selected MStar Semiconductor’s video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) technology for its high-definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs).

According to MStar, the HEVC technology in the HD solution helps DTH operators to save the bandwidth requirement with HD picture quality. It also claims that operators can reduce their development costs with the MStar HEVC-capable STB SoC solution.

Videocon d2h Director Saurabh Dhoot 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 be greatly beneficial to DTH operators in India due to the saving of bandwidth. 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 STB 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,” said Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera.

“It is our honour and pleasure to partner with Videocon d2h. As high-quality programme deployment becomes more widely demanded, we anticipate increased market demand for HEVC-capable STBs which allow more effective usage of the limited bandwidth. Leveraging our HEVC-capable STB platform, we will continue to provide the timely HEVC solution to Videocon d2h in order to fulfil their business goal,” stated MStar Semiconductor chairman Wayne Liang.