Dish TV deploys MediaKind AVP video processing platform

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, has announced that DishTV, the largest direct-to-home (DTH) service provider in India and world´s largest single-country DTH company, will deploy the MediaKind AVP 4000 video processing platform to deliver enhanced, next-generation immersive experiences to over 23.5 million subscribers, the company said.

The AVP 4000 video processing platform exists within MediaKind´s Aquila family of solutions, which forms part of the wider MediaKind Universe portfolio.

A longstanding customer with multiple generations of MediaKind technology, DishTV selected MediaKind to replace its entire headend infrastructure, which includes existing legacy technology from its D2H brand. Through this deployment, DishTV will operate MediaKind´s award-winning compression headend technology, which will enable them to evolve and adapt to both traditional broadcast and multiscreen service delivery from a single platform. The platform, which includes MediaKind´s AVP 4000 System Encoder, allows DishTV to serve satellite operations for both of its brands and caters to the evolving needs of its subscribers.

This latest deployment will enhance DishTV´s operational efficiency by unifying the control and management of its two headends in an orchestrated manner. The solution meets all primary distribution, direct-to consumer applications and service needs, providing a high level of video processing and broadcast performance. This will also allow DishTV to increase its satellite bandwidth efficiency and deliver superior picture quality to its subscribers, responding to the unprecedented consumer demand for high quality media content choice.

The AVP 4000 System Encoder efficiently delivers high-quality content while helping operators to satisfy the ever increasing consumer demand for greater content choice. AVP 4000 System Encoders have a future-proof modular architecture that permits on-site upgrades, minimizing maintenance time and any service interruption. The AVP 4000 System Encoders deliver MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC compression with a smooth upgrade path to 4K UHDTV.