To provide content services to subscribers on a wider variety of channels and with better optimized channel bandwidth, Broadcom Corporation has announced that Tata Sky has selected its highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) device, MPEG-4 standard definition (SD) STB, for set-top boxes.
Harit Nagpal, CEO, Tata Sky, said, The move to MPEG-4 is a major milestone for our company and a significant benefit to our subscribers. Our goal is to enable our customers to enjoy the growing volume of television content and interactive services available for home entertainment and information. 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.
Rich Nelson, Sr. VP of Broadband Communications Group, Broadcom, said, Our ongoing collaboration with Tata Sky has allowed the company to provide a cost-effective transition to MPEG-4 using our BCM7301 SoC.
The key features of the BCM7301 include highly integrated single chip SoC designed to support a variety of advanced security and connectivity solutions. The device is currently being shipped in high volume.
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