Pace strikes trio of Indian deals

Set-top vendor Pace has struck deals with three Indian operators.

Delhi Distribution Company (DDC), Faction Digital and New Delhi and Kozhikode Cablecommunicators (KCL), Calicut have selected the company, to support their moves to digital services.

Pace is deploying its pre-integrated solution that incorporates the Tungsten device software and Titanium Conditional Access System (CAS) as standard on standard definition or high definition set-top boxes. The Indian version of the solution includes a Pace India-developed user interface created specifically for local consumer browsing preferences in terms of colour and design, including a button on the box that can operate all functions if the remote control is missing or out of action.

India is currently in the first phase of a government-mandated transition to digital TV services, with full switchover required in 2015.

Shane McCarthy, president of Pace International, said: “Pace aims to offer operators as many options as possible. The cost and time pressures for Indian operators are huge, and working with multiple partners to develop, integrate and deliver their service platform is not a realistic option.
 We have developed our pre-integrated solution to make operators’ lives easier by giving them the option of a single source for their software, hardware and CAS. It provides DDC, Faction and KCL with a straightforward and cost-effective way of moving their subscribers to digital, while maintaining the high quality that customers have come to expect from Pace. This not only delivers up-front but also keeps customers’ longer-term costs down.”

Pace will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.B19

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