Technicolor bags Tata Sky contract for supply of HD STBs

MUMBAI: Technicolor India has reached the milestone of supplying five million set-top boxes (STBs) to Tata Sky, the DTH operator with 6.5 million subscribers.

Technicolor has bagged a fresh contract from DTH operator Tata Sky for the supply of High Definition (HD) set-top boxes. This important win comes in addition to a contract signed in 2011 for the supply of Standard Definition MPEG4 set-top boxes.

The shipment will start later this year.

Says Tata Sky MD Harit Nagpal, “We have always been satisfied by Technicolor’s level of service, and that is why we decided to further strengthen our collaboration in STBs. Thanks to their MediaPlay set-top boxes, we will extend our product portfolio and strengthen our position in the delivery of HD video.”

The contract win reinforces Technicolor’s footprint in the APAC region, where the Group already holds leading market positions.

Technicolor’s Connected Home division president Michel Rahier says, "As a highly original pioneer and long-term leader in the satellite, cable and telecommunication industries, Technicolor is recognized by its customers for its strong technology expertise that brings innovation right into the heart of the digital home. We are proud to support Tata Sky’s success for so many years, and to provide this leading satellite operator with our latest solutions.”

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