Hong Kong to launched a new system device run for portability of DTH operatorAs for the order of TRAI, the dth operator of India must not block their set to boxes for only their services. It is seen that we can only use the channels services of only one dth operator with one set top box, For example if a person buys a set top box of airtel digital TV, he can only watch the channels of Airtel. But now a new device is going to launch, by which a person can easily shift from one dth service to another without changing or buying a new set top box.
Since the process of digitization of cable TV gains pace, the viewer soon have the ability to switch between different operators direct to home (DTH).
And in June, plans to Hong Kong-based SMIT Corporation to start the machine, so that portability between service providers becomes most easily, namely India.
By Himanshu Sharma, Country Manager, India, SMIT Corporation, a card-like device, called the Conditional Access Module (CAM) can be inserted into the field.
"The CAM device enables interoperability and we will launch in India in June," said Sharma.
According to market sources, this can lead to more competition among DTH players.
SMIT is in talks with TRAI and other regulatory bodies, as well as some DTH operators to enter the unit.
It is interesting that the concept is not new in India. Dish TV in its infancy, had filed a similar offer, but not in the light of the DTH market.
The company says Sharma, is planning a chip (device type pen drive), the TVs without a decoder enables operation introduce. Television, however, must have a digital tuner for compatible installed therein.
The company is. Already in talks with two major TV manufacturers to the introduction of digital television
(To reduce the dependence on set-top boxes), this concept is not new. Dhoot promoted Videocon introduced the idea of free TV set-top boxes. The idea, however, to generate any interest.
Anjali M Nanda, executive vice president, marketing, Dish TV, said that such a device could not capture the Indian market and the availability of TVs with digital tuners is tiny here.