Videocon d2h opts for Broadcom to Deliver HD Satellite Service
Broadcom Corporation has released that Videocon d2h one of the fastest growing direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service provider, will be using 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). This deployment will enable Videocon to deliver HD content to its subscribers throughout the region reducing the complexities.
The Videocon d2h’s HD USB DVR is skilled enough to record the content on a USB storage device and it will deliver high quality of picture content to the users. This service is specially designed by the company keeping in mind the rising demands from the users. The Videocon d2h HD USB DVR is powered by Broadcom’s BCM7358 single-channel 1080p HD advanced video coding (AVC) satellite receiver chip. Along with this it also comes equipped with high performance CPU and graphics engine, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) connectivity support and advanced security functionality.
Anil Khera, Videocon d2h CEO says, “The silicon innovation that Broadcom provides has been a key factor in our continued success in delivering rich content to our growing subscriber base. 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. 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 services”, said Rajiv Kapur, Broadcom India Senior Director of Business Development.
Some of the important features of the Broadcom® BCM7358 SoC include:
• 1080p AVC decode & display
• Integrated LNA, tuner & DVB-S2 demodulation
• 16-bit DDR3 support for optimal cost/performance
• Over 750 DMIPS application CPU
• Advanced security for all major conditional access
Videocon d2h is one of the fastest growing DTH services in the country and with this new deployment the company aims to grow further and provide exceptional services to its customers. This service is now available for India subscribers.