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Harris Broadcast Communications to provide end-to-end broadcast system to Tata Sky

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MUMBAI:The battle for supremacy between Dish TV and Tata Sky has gone up by one more level with Harris collaborating with Tata Sky Ltd., to deliver its satellite television service via an end-to-end system that converts, processes, synchronizes and distributes digital program content.

Tata Sky is the satellite television service for the Tata Group and Star Network in India.

Designed to support 120 channels, Tata Sky's facility uses Harris' Integrator router for station routing, asserts an official release.

"At Tata Sky, we continuously invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide Indian audiences with a world-class satellite television service, offering unparalleled entertainment with pristine picture quality and sound," said Tata Sky Ltd managing director and CEO Vikram Kaushik. "The Harris broadcast equipment will help us boost the quality of our digital transmission, enabling us to deliver top-of-the-line services to our customers."

According to the release, Tata Sky's facility houses Harris NEXIO servers, for use in their test center; integrator router for station routing; a panacea router for clean switching; 6800+ and NEO modular interface products for video processing; the NEO MTG-3901 master timing generator system; the IconLogo modular branding solution; an IconStation master control graphics and channel presentation system; Videotek test and measurement products; the NEO SuiteView multi-source display processor; and the CCS Navigator software application and NUCLEUS user-configurable network control panel for control and monitoring.

Harris Broadcast Communications division president Tim Thorsteinson said, "Tata Sky promises to revolutionise home entertainment in India, and we are extremely pleased to work with them in this venture."

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