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NSTPL’s HITS platform christened as Jain HITS

MUMBAI: Jain TV Group-owned NSTPL (Noida Software Technology Park Limited) has christened its yet-to-be-launched Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) platform as Jain HITS.


NSTPL claims to have signed a few broadcasters for content. However when questioned, a top official did not want to disclose the names of the broadcasters, saying that "this was confidential information".


NSTPL has said that Jain HITS shall follow the logic of “Connect and Collaborate approach”.


The promoters of Jain HITS believe that the achievements of practical energy and technical skills of small and medium size cable operators can be channelised by organising them through the federation of cable operators.


Jain HITS‘ "New Generation Network" and its set-top box (STB) will have special provisions to turn into a hybrid platform providing both broadcasting as well as broadband Internet services.


Hybrid platforms will be able to provide many Value Added Services including Voice Over Internet Protocol and the day is not far that today’s cable operator shall be providing through his local area network triple play services, the company said.


NSTPL already has a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement for C-band capacity on Intelsat 902 at 62 degree East. The company will use the capacity to create a white label, turnkey channel package that can be received and distributed by multiple system and local cable operators throughout the country.


HITS is a New Generation Network (NGN) that consists of Satellite Transponders in the outer space, spectrum on the airwaves, teleport equipped with a dish farm that can downlink all the satellite channels, decrypt each channel, bundle them together, encrypt the aggregated signal in digital form, aggregate multi program streams and uplink to the Satellite in the outer space so that cable operators can receive on a single dish all the 200 to 500 channels.


NSTPL has roped in former Trai chairman Pradip Baijal as a mentor for the HITS project. He will provide leadership on a full-time basis.


It must be noted that WWIL, which had launched its HITS services in 2008, had to suspend its services in 2010 citing lack of clarity in the regulations.

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