Dish TV deploys MediaKind AVP Video Processing Platform to enhance viewing experience for its customers
DishTV India Limited selects MediaKind to replace its entire headend infrastructure and cater towards the direct-to-home operations of its brands-DishTV and D2H
London(20 Dec 2018)
MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces that DishTV, the largest direct-to-home (DTH) service provider in India and world’s largest single-country DTH company, will deploy the MediaKind AVP 4000 video processing platform to deliver enhanced, next-generation immersive experiences to over 23.5 million subscribers. The AVP 4000 video processing platform exists within MediaKind’s Aquila family of solutions, which forms part of the wider MediaKind Universe portfolio.
A longstanding customer with multiple generations of MediaKind technology, DishTV selected MediaKind to replace its entire headend infrastructure, which includes existing legacy technology from its D2H brand. Through this deployment, DishTV will operate MediaKind’s award-winning compression headend technology, which will enable them to evolve and adapt to both traditional broadcast and multiscreen service delivery from a single platform. The platform, which includes MediaKind’s AVP 4000 System Encoder, allows DishTV to serve satellite operations for both of its brands and caters to the evolving needs of its subscribers.
Anil Dua, Group CEO, DishTV India Limited, said: “As a leading DTH provider in India, we are always looking for new ways to deliver a high quality viewing experience to our millions of customers. We are delighted to strengthen our longstanding partnership with MediaKind and leverage its compression technology heritage which extends more than 25 years. Through the deployment of MediaKind’s AVP technology, we can enable the highest video quality for our consumers alongside far greater bandwidth efficiencies, thus enabling us to cost-effectively deliver the next generation services to our subscribers.”
This latest deployment will enhance DishTV’s operational efficiency by unifying the control and management of its two headends in an orchestrated manner. The solution meets all primary distribution, direct-to consumer applications and service needs, providing a high level of video processing and broadcast performance. This will also allow DishTV to increase its satellite bandwidth efficiency and deliver superior picture quality to its subscribers, responding to the unprecedented consumer demand for high quality media content choice.
Angel Ruiz, CEO, MediaKind, said: “The media landscape is constantly shifting and service providers need to continually adapt to deliver the highest quality media experiences for consumers. At the same time, the increased competition from pure-play online providers means it’s necessary to do this as cost-effectively as possible. We are delighted to extend our relationship with DishTV and to continue evolving its service offering in one of the world’s largest video markets. Through the deployment of our state-of-the-art AVP 4000 system, DishTV can potentially benefit from significant cost efficiencies and have the opportunity to launch new and highly compelling viewing experiences.”
The AVP 4000 System Encoder efficiently delivers high-quality content while helping operators to satisfy the ever increasing consumer demand for greater content choice. AVP 4000 System Encoders have a future-proof modular architecture that permits on-site upgrades, minimizing maintenance time and any service interruption. The AVP 4000 System Encoders deliver MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC compression with a smooth upgrade path to 4K UHDTV.
For further information about the AVP 4000 video processing platform, please visit the new Aquila solution family page on the website.
We are MediaKind, the new identity for Ericsson’s Media Solutions business. Our mission is to lead the future of global media technology and be the first choice for service providers, operators, content owners and broadcasters looking to create and deliver immersive media experiences. Drawing on our longstanding industry heritage, we are driving next-generation live and on-demand, mobile and multiscreen media experiences for everyone, everywhere. Our wide-ranging, end-to-end portfolio of video delivery solutions include: Emmy award-winning video compression solutions for contribution and direct-to-consumer video service distribution; advertising and content personalization solutions; high efficiency cloud DVR; and TV and video delivery platforms.