In an attempt to deliver enhanced viewing experience to its 23.5 million subscribers, Indian direct-to-home (DTH) service provider DishTV has decided to deploy Newtec’s M6100 broadcast satellite modulators that is said to provide “significant cost efficiencies” through better bandwidth utilisation.
According to Newtec, the use of the modulator will result in reduced Opex, and improved total cost of ownership. The bandwidth saving generated by Newtec’s technology will also enable DishTV to add more channels, improve picture quality, and increase its footprint across the Indian market.
V.K. Gupta, CTO at DishTV India, said: “Technology and backend 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.”
DishTV has also sealed a partnership with MediaKind, and will upgrade and expand its entire headend platform to meet rising demands for a more immersive TV experience.
This partnership will enable DishTV to deliver both traditional and multi-screen services from a single platform to its entire subscriber base.
Sven Bolthausen, senior vice-president, Asia-Pacific, sales, MediaKind, added: “It was very important that we enabled DishTV to maximise the potential of its DTH network both today and into the future.
“Deployment of our AVP 4000 system together with Newtec’s technology will ensure that DishTV can deliver the immersive services it wants to offer to its customers.”