DTH service provider Tata Sky has launched the first batch of its India-made set-top boxes. For manufacturing the India-made units, Tata Sky’s partner Technicolor Connected Home had joined hands with Flextronics.
The first batch of the set-top boxes has been released in the market, the companies said.
The mass production of the set-top boxes developed for Tata Sky by Technicolor Connected Home started in Chennai in June 2021.
Commenting on the development Tata Sky MD and CEO Harit Nagpal said, “The India-made set-top boxes will help generate employment while reducing lead time. The boxes have been tested and re-tested beyond the factory floor for quality assurance, and we hope this endeavour will help us to serve the Indian consumers even better.”
“Today’s news marks the accomplishment of objectives outlined in August of 2020, in which Tata Sky and Technicolor Connected Home committed to shifting the production and distribution of STBs – including Android TV-based Binge+ set-top box – within India. This is another step in Technicolor Connected Home’s continuing investment in the growth of the important Indian market,” said Luis Martinez-Amago, President of Technicolor Connected Home.
“The disruptions brought about by COVID-19 have illustrated the importance of having manufacturing and distribution operations that are as close to the subscriber base as possible. Technicolor Connected Home remains committed to working with Tata Sky — and network service providers across the world — to minimize risks and total cost of ownership of STB deployments,” concluded Martinez-Amago.