Dish TV to deploy Newtec’s M6100 broadcast satellite modulator

MUMBAI: Direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV will deploy satellite communication equipment manufacturer Newtec’s M6100 broadcast satellite modulator to improve the consumer experience and save on operational costs.

The M6100 is part of a wider upgrade that will enable a next-generation viewing experience for its customers. The modulators will provide Dish TV with significant cost efficiencies through better bandwidth utilisation.

The use of the Newtec modulator will result in reduced Operational Expenditure (OpEx) and improved total cost of ownership. The bandwidth savings generated by Newtec’s technology will enable DishTV to add more channels, improve picture quality, improve availability and to increase its footprint across the vast Indian market.

DishTV has recently decided to upgrade and expand its entire headend platform with the global media technology leader MediaKind in order to meet rising demand for a more immersive TV experience. This enables the company to deliver both traditional and multi-screen services from a single platform to its 23.5 million subscriber base.

Newtec’s certified business partner Horizon Broadcast will provide the Newtec modulators which will deliver advanced, future-proof technology to DishTV. Newtec has a long-term and trusted partnership with Horizon Broadcast and has provided its extensive range of equipment to DTH broadcasters in India, enabling them to maximize throughput in a country where bandwidth is limited.

“As the largest DTH service provider in India, our aim is to provide the best services to our customers. Technology and back-end infrastructure play a crucial role in providing a distinctive customer experience. With the adaptation of Newtec satellite communication technology, we have taken one more step to advance our existing infrastructure and technology. Newtec, with its high reliability and efficiency, will enable us to optimise the available bandwidth to its core, ensuring we can deliver high-quality services consistently across the country,” said Dish TV India chief technology officer VK Gupta.

The latest generation M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator was designed and built from the ground up for multimedia contribution, broadcast DTH, and primary distribution to head-ends and towers. It supports the latest and most efficient DVB-S2X standard and features the highest system reliability and service uptime due to its robust design and redundancy solutions. It also features Newtec’s industry-leading Clean Channel Technology, Equalink, and its multi-service capabilities support the transport of today’s and tomorrow’s services.