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DishTV enhances efficiency with Newtec across India

Newtec is providing its M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator to enhance efficiency on DishTV’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform. DishTV is the largest DTH service provider in India and the world’s largest single-country DTH company. The M6100 is part of a wider upgrade that will enable a next-generation viewing experience for its customers. The modulators will provide DishTV with significant cost efficiencies through better bandwidth utilization.

DishTV recently decided to upgrade and expand its entire headend platform with MediaKind in order to meet rising demand for a more immersive TV experience. This enables the company to deliver both traditional and multi-screen services from a single platform to its 23.5 million subscriber base.

Newtec’s certified business partner Horizon Broadcast LLP will provide the Newtec modulators which will deliver advanced, future-proof technology to DishTV. Use of the Newtec modulator will result in reduced Operational Expenditure (OpEx) and improved total cost of ownership. The bandwidth savings generated by Newtec’s technology will enable DishTV to add more channels, improve picture quality, improve availability and to increase its footprint across the vast Indian market.

“As the largest DTH service provider in India, our aim is to provide the best services to our customers,” said V.K. Gupta, CTO at DishTV India Limited.

“Technology and back-end infrastructure play a crucial role in providing a distinctive customer experience. With the adaptation of Newtec satellite communication technology, we have taken one more step to advance our existing infrastructure and technology. Newtec, with its high reliability and efficiency, will enable us to optimize the available bandwidth to its core, ensuring we can deliver high quality services consistently across the country.”

Sven Bolthausen, SVP APAC Sales at MediaKind commented: “It was very important that we enabled DishTV to maximise the potential of its DTH network both today and into the future. Deployment of our state-of-the-art AVP 4000 system together with Newtec’s technology will ensure that DishTV can deliver the immersive services it wants to offer to its customers.”

Satish Pujari, Sales Director, Indian Subcontinent and Brunei, at Newtec added: “By implementing Newtec’s M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators, DishTV will benefit from Newtec’s long track record of reliability and efficiency that will continue to deliver as the company’s requirements evolve. With technology upgrades such as our Equalink 3 pre-distortion technology, the performance improvement represents up to an additional 10% of data traffic on the same satellite capacity. With Newtec, DishTV can be confident that it is optimizing usage of its overall space segment.”

The latest generation M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator was designed and built from the ground up for multimedia contribution, broadcast DTH and primary distribution to head-ends and towers. It supports the latest and most efficient DVB-S2X standard and features the highest system reliability and service uptime due to its robust design and redundancy solutions. It also features Newtec’s Clean Channel Technology, Equalink and its multi-service capabilities support the transport of today’s and tomorrow’s services.