Tata Sky selects Broadcom’s STB

Tata Sky has selected Broadcom’s highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices for set top boxes (STB) to enable Tata Sky’s first MPEG-4 standard definition STB.

By leveraging Broadcom’s MPEG-4 SD STB, Tata Sky is able to deliver more content to subscribers on a wider variety of channels and with better optimized channel bandwidth. The highly integrated single chip SoC that integrates tuner and LNA and supports variety of advanced security and connectivity solutions.

We selected Broadcom’s satellite set-top box devices because their best-in-class integration, performance and energy-efficiency enable us to meet the needs of our subscribers while also reducing power and energy requirements in the home,” said Harit Nagpal, CEO, Tata Sky.

“Our ongoing collaboration with Tata Sky has allowed the company to provide a cost-effective transition to MPEG-4 using our BCM7301 SoC,” said Rich Nelson,SVP, Broadband Communications Group.”

Tata Sky is a joint venture between the Tata Group, one of India’s largest business conglomerates and Star Ventures. The two companies launched service in 2006 and now offer high-quality programming through its satellite television service to more than 10 million subscribers.

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