Shashi Arora – CEO, DTH/Media, Bharti Airtel said, “We are proud to partner with the Govt’s Make in India initiative and launch indigenous set-top-boxes made in the country. With this we aim to reduce our imports and thus help drive employment and growth within the country. In the long run, cost synergies will further help us extend more benefitsto our customers.The launch also re-establishes our leadership in offering world class TV viewing experience with innovations such as these”.
Col. RajyavardhanRathore, Minister of State for Information & Broadcastingsaid, “It is great that Airtel Digital TV is aligning itself with our Make in India vision as this will certainly pedal the fast gaining momentum of the initiative further. We wish the company the very best as they step ahead towards transforming the DTH industry in India with this initiative”.
Conceptualized and designed in India, the HD set-top-boxes will be manufactured at a state-of-the-art facility in Pune (Ranjangaon) and will match global technology standards to provide the best of experience to customers. Based on an in-house design by MyBox Tech. Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Hero Electronix) and ST Microelectronics (a multinational manufacturer of Integrated Devices and semiconductors), the indigenous Airtel Digital TV HD+ set-top-box will offer the best of features including – Full HD 1080p support, MPEG-4 video with Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound; 5X picture clarity; unlimited recording (via USB-drive); and USB-based Wi-Fi connectivity for On-demand, Anytime TV and Interactive Gaming.