Broadcom Corporation has revealed that its services have been deployed by Tata Sky. The DTH Company has opted for the Broadcom BCM7252 high-efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) used to power Ultra HD set-top boxes (STBs). Tata Sky is planning to introduce first 4K STBs in India by 2015. The use of the Broadcom technology will reduce the video bandwidth and will improve the coding efficiency.
Commenting on the deployment of this technology, Harit Nagpal, Tata Sky Managing Director & CEO says, “We are committed to delivering an innovative and world class TV viewing experience. With the arrival of HEVC technology, our subscribers will soon be some of the first in the region to experience the live-action quality that only Ultra HD can provide. As Ultra HD TVs continue to become more affordable and Ultra HD content becomes more widely available, we anticipate increased subscriber demand for Ultra HD-capable set top boxes.”
On the other hand Broadcom feels that this is the new step of the company towards growth. Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President Marketing, BCG said, “ As consumer interest in Ultra HD continues to grow, Broadcom is delivering advanced devices with market-specific features and price points that allow consumers to enjoy an enhanced viewing experience regardless of their geography. Broadcom continues to demonstrate its commitment to furthering the Ultra HD ecosystem across the globe, providing the innovation required by our customers to drive this technology quickly into the market, particularly as lower-cost Ultra HD TVs drive consumer awareness.”
The important attributes of the BCM7252 Ultra HD SoC are:
- High-performance dual-core Brahma15 10000 DMIPs ARMv7 processors
- 2180p60 or dual 1080p60 decode and transcode capabilities
- Integrated connectivity peripherals including USB 3.0, PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet and MoCA 2.0
- Highest level of platform security, content protection and DRM robustness
- Dual display allowing presentation of two simultaneous video channels from the same STB via independent HDMI outputs and remote control devices
- Dedicated interfaces to a range of Broadcom companion front end cable, DOCSIS, satellite and 802.11ac Wi-Fi devices
Tata Sky is all set to introduce its Ultra HD STBs, created by Technicolor, throughout India by the first half of 2015.