NDS has announced that the Indian digital cable provider Hathway has launched its Digital Box Plus PVR solution, based on NDS XTV DVR technology.
Hathway has a history of firsts in the Indian cable TV market. It was the first cable operator to move to digital and the first to implement a middleware solution and customised electronic program guide (EPG). It is now the first to launch a PVR solution.
This fast adoption of new technologies places Hathway at the forefront of the Indian pay-TV sector and in a great position to deploy next generation services such as interactive TV solutions and an interactive EPG designed in India for the local market.
K Jayaraman, MD & CEO, Hathway Cable & Datacom Private Limited, said in a statement: “We are the first Indian cable operator to launch PVR technology in the digital Indian cable TV market. This launch further reinforces Hathway’s vision of being a single point access provider, bringing the converged world of information, entertainment and services into homes.”
Sue Taylor, NDS senior VP and general manager Asia Pacific said: “This is the first step towards a fully converged service that will offer broadband TV and a suite of next generation solutions to Indian viewers.”