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July 22nd, 2014

Broadcom + Videocon d2h—An STB SOC 4 USB DVR (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) has announced that Videocon d2h, a DTH satellite service provider in India, has selected Broadcom's highly integrated satellite STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) device to power their latest HD universal serial bus (USB) digital video recorder (DVR).

Broadcom's BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC enables Videocon d2h to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs to subscribers throughout the region while reducing design complexity, size and overall system cost.  For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom. Designed to address consumer demand for payTV programming, Videocon d2h's HD USB DVR is capable of recording content on a USB storage device and offers enhanced digital picture quality with optimum 1080p resolution. The Videocon d2h HD USB DVR is powered by Broadcom's BCM7358 single-channel 1080p HD advanced video coding (AVC) satellite receiver chip, featuring a high performance CPU and graphics engine, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) connectivity support and advanced security functionality.

According to IHS, STB industry revenue will reach a record $22.8 billion in 2015, driven largely by growth in emerging markets and subscriber demand for HD content1. "As payTV operators move to accommodate changes in delivery platforms and formats, including the adoption of HD, STB shipments will continue to rise, hitting record levels for the next few years," said Daniel Simmons, IHS Technology Director for Connected Home research. "Technology-based service differentiation is becoming increasingly important for pay-TV operators in emerging regions, as these markets begin to mature and saturate. Transitioning subscribers from SD to HD at minimal cost will be critical for driving further pay-TV growth in emerging markets."

"The Indian television market is undergoing a major transition, and operators such as Videocon d2h are leading the charge in improving the quality and variety of content delivery," said Rajiv Kapur, Broadcom India Senior Director of Business Development. "Broadcom is delivering the technology required for a growing number of consumers to enjoy more sophisticated features such as HD-quality content, digital video recording and on-demand services."

Videocon d2h is India's fastest growing DTH service provider, offering 500 channels and services. Videocon d2h also has 27 Asli HD and 239 regional channels and services on its platform. Videocon d2h for the first time in India has successfully previewed 4k Ultra HD DTH services, offers India's first 1,000 GB HD DVR and is the first DTH service provider to offer radio frequency remote control.

Key Features of the Broadcom® BCM7358 SoC include:

  • 1080p AVC decode & display
  • Integrated LNA, tuner & DVB-S2 demodulation
  • 16-bit DDR3 support for optimal cost/performance
  • Over 750 DMIPS application CPU
  • Advanced security for all major conditional access

The Videocon d2h HD USB DVR is now available to India subscribers. The Broadcom BCM7358 satellite STB SoC is currently available.

For additional details, please visit http://www.broadcom.com/products/Satellite/Satellite-Set-Top-Box-Solutions/BCM7358

The Videocon d2h infosite is located at http://www.videocond2h.com/wsc/index.aspx