Videocon d2h selects MStar Semiconductor for high efficiency video codec

By January 16th, 2015 AT 6:55 PM

MStar Semiconductor has been selected by Direct to home (DTH) operator Videocon d2h for its high-efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) to the former’s HD set top boxes (STBs). MStar Semiconductor, which is a semiconductor company for TV, STB, display and digital home solutions, has successfully implemented HEVC technology in the HD solution, which fits properly to save the bandwidth requirement with high-definition picture quality.
The operators and STB OEMs can reduce their development costs and time to market to meet the Indian market demands with the MStar HEVC-capable set-top box SoC solution.

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“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 using high end technology. Innovation has been the driving force for Videocon d2h, and the HEVC technology is perfectly positioned to further improve our bandwidth usage and enable us to add more HD channels,” said Videocon d2h director Saurabh Dhoot.

“HEVC technology will greatly benefit the 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 set top boxes 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,” added Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera.

Also read : Videocon To launch 4K Ultra HD DTH services in India Soon

Beside this , Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp (Silver Eagle), chairman and chief executive Harry Sloan and veteran television executive Jeff Sagansky, has announced that they will invest between $ 300 million to $375 million in Videocon d2h for a stake of between 33.5 per cent to 38.6 per cent. According to source. Sloan and Sagansky are expected to join the Videocon d2h board when the deal closes. Silver Eagle hopes to take Videocon d2h public in the US. The company will receive new equity shares of Videocon d2h initially valued at no less than $303.7 million representing no less than 33.5 per cent of the equity capital of Videocon d2h.

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