Report on Shemaroo

Made-in-India STBs sale to witness 15% growth in DAS phase 4

NEW DELHI: With the government’s emphasis on Make in India, local manufacturing of set top boxes (STBs) that are built within the country is showing a steady increase, even as India continued to lead STB shipments for the quarter ended June 2015 accounting for about 94 per cent of the total shipments to the SAARC region (Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

With digitisation in India and other countries in the region propelling the demand for SD STBs to HDTV and hybrid boxes, the STB market in major South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries is witnessing steady and robust growth.

According to research from Dataxis, indigenous manufacturing had been merely five per cent in the Phase I and Phase II of Digital Addressable System (DAS). While this has seen a steady growth in the third phase, the sale of Made-in-India STBs is likely to witness growth up to 15 per cent in the fourth phase of digitization.

“Local manufacturing in India, which got a shot in the arm with the Indian government’s Make-in-India initiative, is slowly picking up as indigenous brands are signing deals with MSOs in third and fourth stage. The local STB brands are opting to independent, regional MSOs than the pan-India MSOs or national players,” says Dataxis analyst Sreeja VN.

STB shipments to SAARC countries have witnessed 20 per cent quarter-on-quarter growth during the second quarter of 2015. In Q2 2015, 4.38 million STBs were shipped in the SAARC region with an estimated value of $96 million.

The Dataxis research also finds that the quantity of the STB shipments in India the first half of this year has declined compared to the same period a year ago. However, the total number of STBs shipped in Q2 2015 registered an increase on quarter-on-quarter basis.

Technicolor tops the STB shipments to SAARC in the Q2 2015. The company’s recent deal to acquire Cisco’s STB unit could further bolster Technicolor’s presence in the SAARC STB market.

Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and Videocon d2h, the three major DTH players have announced their plans to focus on deploying indigenous brands, which will give a boost to domestic manufacturing of STBs in India. The first half of the 2015 also witnessed DTH players partnering with Indian brands to source STBs manufactured indigenously.

Another notable trend, according to Dataxis Research, is the increasing demand for HD STBs in the region. Dataxis’s analysis of STB shipment for the H1 2014 and H1 2015 depicts steady growth in the volume of HD STBs shipped to India. The rise in the number of HD STBs has also contributed to a rise in the average selling price of STBs shipped in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

The report says that the key STB vendors for the quarter are: Technicolor, Skyworth, Changhong, Huawei and Coship (international vendors), and Mybox, One-eIGHT technologies, Trend Electronics, Ridsys, and Willet Communications (domestic vendors). 

Latest Reads
Mowies optimises its workflow with Harmonic's VOS Cloud Streaming SaaS

MUMBAI: LATAM-based on-demand media platform Mowies, which has a unique revenue model for creators of feature films, documentaries, TV series, theatrical performances, concerts, and other original content, has decided to optimise its workflow with Harmonic's VOS 360 cloud streaming offering.  The...

Technology Software Applications
Disney+ Hotstar signs CLEAR Production Cloud to manage its Originals content

Mumbai: Video streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar has signed a multi-year deal for CLEAR Production Cloud, from Prime Focus Technologies, to enable secure and collaborative production workflows for its Originals content.                   

Technology Hardware Components
Broadpeak performs world's first demonstration of Streaming Video Alliance open caching APIs

New Delhi: CDN and video streaming solutions firm Broadpeak has successfully performed the world's first live demonstration of Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching APIs.

Technology Hardware Components
Israeli firm brings advanced ‘emotion detection’ technology to Gulf region

New Delhi: The human resource (HR) departments of government organisations across the Gulf region will soon be able to test an advanced voice analytics service, which can detect the emotional state of a person from their voice. The new technology developed by an Israel based tech firm Nemesysco...

Technology Hardware Components
Sports video operators & rights owners can unlock $28 billion in new revenue by combating piracy

New Delhi: Amid the growing threat posed by streaming pirates, a new research conducted by Synamedia has found that service providers and rights holders of sports events can unlock up to $28.3 billion in new revenue each year by putting some anti-piracy measures into place.

Technology Hardware Components
CES 2021: Sony creates buzz with Airpeak drone

NEW DELHI: At the ongoing CES 2021 event, Sony has unveiled an array of products that include Airpeak drone, Bravia XR smart TV lineup and wireless speakers with 360 Reality Audio.  Sony's presence at CES 2021 is structured around 12 topics showcasing how its 3R technologies — reality, real-time,...

Technology ces
LG showcases next gen products at CES 2021

SEOUL: LG Electronics is showcasing its products and technologies under the theme of ‘Display, now the real world comes to you’ at CES 2021. The company is emphasising on the redefined role of displays in the contactless era as well as presenting various display solutions optimised for the...

Technology ces
Synamedia partners with Akamai to speed up pirate takedowns

KOLKATA: Independent video software provider Synamedia has integrated its security and watermarking solutions with Akamai to protect customers’ streaming OTT content. Synamedia’s solutions now detect and disrupt pirate streams in real time over the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform and redirect...

Technology ces
Samsung introduces latest innovations at Consumer Electronics Show 2021

NEW DELHI: Samsung opened the Consumer Electronics Show 2021 with a crisp, 30-minute keynote, sharing its vision for the future and introducing a slew of new products at the virtual press conference. Among fresh launches is its new range of bespoke refrigerators that you can mix, match and combine...

Technology ces

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required