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NDS to provide headend upgrade to Hathway platform

This will enable Hathway to manage the next phase of growth to 5 million digital subscribers as it moves to the digital cable platform

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 22, 2012

NDS has announced that it is supporting Hathway, a leading cable operator, to rapidly expand its digital pay-TV platform in accordance with the Digital Addressable System rollout, through the expansion of its headend capabilities.

Hathway, including associate companies GTPL and Hathway Bhaskar, currently have 1.5 million subscribers offering 200 SD channels and 16 HD channels. This new deployment will enable the delivery of digital cable TV to five million subscribers over the coming two years. Hathway is the only cable operator in India to provide such a wide spectrum of solutions, from SD and HD zapper boxes to digital video recorders (DVR).

K Jayaraman, MD and CEO, Hathway, said, “As we continue to manoeuvre the digitisation process, we can rely on the continued support of NDS to ensure that we have the right solutions in place to enable the growth of our business and a value-added experience for our subscribers.”

He added “The expansion of our headend system will enable us to ensure that as many subscribers as possible are able to enjoy our service, through a flexible range of services.”

Jayant Changrani, Country Head and GM, NDS India, said, “Hathway are in a prime position to meet the Digital Addressable System mandate and expand their subscriber base. They have always had the subscriber in mind, and as they grow their platform, we are proud to be supporting them with the necessary technology solutions.”

He added “The digitisation process poses great opportunity for the Indian cable market – with digitisation comes the opportunity to introduce more content choice, with more and more functionality to greatly enhance the subscriber experience. NDS has the solutions to provide scalable digital solutions for all types of operator, addressing each need individually.”


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