Mumbai, India - Essel Group and its Indian content provider DISH TV have selected Israel's Scopus Video Network products to support the expansion of its channel viewer offerings over its Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform.
DISH TV with its flagship Zee TV channel will use Scopus products to enhance its digital broadcast transponders' utilization and expand its already fast growing DTH market share throughout the Indian subcontinent. This comes at a time India is beginning its transition to digital TV in which the number of digital subscribers is expected to grow tenfold within the next five years.
The deal brings to DISH TV's headend Scopus' full line of products including encoders/decoders, intelligent video gateway platforms and network management System software.
Scopus' versatile IVG platform provides advanced video processing capabilities including joint transrating, grooming and bit rate shaping.
The Essel Group executive responsible for the Scopus contract is Amitabh Kumar, Director of Technology.