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India's Dish TV selects Broadcom DTH technology

Indian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV giant Dish TV has selected US company Broadcom to supply integrated systems-on-a-chip to power its next generation of high definition (HD) set-top boxes.

Dish TV, which currently offers its 15 million subscribers over 400 channels, will use Broadcom's BCM7358 HD and BCM7301 SD systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for their new set-top boxes.

"Broadcom offers the technology we need to enable our subscribers to enjoy the ever expanding array of television content and interactive services available for home entertainment and information," said Rajiv Khattar, president projects, Dish TV. "Our work with Broadcom and their proven set-top box solutions has allowed us to extend our leadership position in the direct-to-home market and offer market-differentiating services such as USB DVR."

Rich Nelson, senior vice president, Broadband Communications Group, added: "Dish TV has created a breadth of set-top box offerings for subscribers ... Together, our technology is bringing innovative programming in high quality to subscribers in the India direct-to-home space."

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