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Videocon d2h Selects MStar HEVC SoC solution for HD Zapper Set-Top Box

Zhubei, Taiwan, January 10, 2015 --( MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for TV, set-top-box, display and digital home solutions, today announces that it will provide its high efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) to Videocon d2h, India’s fastest growing DTH service provider and recognized as Asia’s Most Promising Brand in the DTH category, the Economic Times best brand 2014. This will be utilized in Videocon d2h’s HD set-top-boxes (STBs).

MStar has successfully implemented HEVC technology in the HD solution which fits properly to save the bandwidth requirement with high definition picture quality. The operators and STB OEMs can reduce their development costs and time to market to meets the India market demands with the MStar HEVC-capable set-top box SoC solution.

Mr Saurabh Dhoot, Director Videocon d2h says, “The HEVC technology ensures that our consumers get the most advanced and evolved TV viewing experience. Videocon d2h has taken the lead in bringing this latest technology to India and we are committed to the using high end technology. Innovation has been the driving force of Videocon d2h, and the HEVC technology is perfectly positioned to further improve our bandwidth usage and enable us to add more HD channels.”

“HEVC technology will greatly beneficial to DTH operators in India due to the saving of bandwidth,” says Mr. Anil Khera, CEO of Videocon d2h. “With the coming of HEVC technology, our subscribers will experience high-efficiency Asli HD picture quality for the first time in India. This is possible through the unique video compression technology present in the HEVC capable set top boxes that is the latest in the field, and is a major improvement over the existing ones. We are committed to delivering a world class viewing experience.”

“It is our honor and pleasure to be a partner with Videocon d2h,” says Wayne Liang, Chairman of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. “As high-quality program deployment becomes more widely demanded, we anticipate increased market demand for HEVC-capable set-top-boxes which allows more effective usage of the limited bandwidth. Leveraging our HEVC-capable set-top box platform, we will continue to provide the timely HEVC solution to Videocon d2h in order to fulfill their business goal.”

The cooperation between Videocon d2h and MStar Semiconductor, Inc. is expected to support Videocon d2h’s vision to be to be a DTH category innovator with the most advanced products and services.

About MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (“MStar”) is a world-class leader in Application Specific ICs (“ASIC”) with a focus on consumer electronic products and communication applications. Since the inception in 2002, MStar has established a strong brand and leadership position in LCD controller, analog and digital TV and set-top box by fully leveraging its core expertise of cutting-edge design capabilities, continuous innovation and premier customer-focused services. Headquartered in Taiwan, MStar has a comprehensive global footprint of international R&D and customer support centers to provide a full range of total solutions for various consumer electronic applications. For more information, please visit

About Videocon d2h
“Videocon d2h Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus dated September 29, 2014, with the Securities and Exchange Board of India ('SEBI'). Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details refer to the Draft Red Herring Prospectus, including the section titled 'Risk Factors.' The Draft Red Herring Prospectus is available on the website of the SEBI at and the websites of the Joint Global Coordinator and Book Running Lead Managers at,,,,,, The Equity Shares offered in the Issue have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, such Equity Shares are being offered and sold (i) in the United States only to persons reasonably believed to be U.S. QIBs, and (ii) outside of the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S and the applicable laws of the jurisdiction where those offers and sales occur.”

Videocon d2h is India’s fastest growing DTH service provider which offers 500 channels & services. Videocon d2h also has 29 Asli “HD” channels & services and 239 regional channels & services on its platform. Videocon d2h offers India’s first 1000 GB High Definition Digital Video Recorder and is the first DTH service provider to have Radio Frequency Remote Control (available with High Definition Digital Set Top Box with unlimited recording). Powered by the MPEG-4 and DVB-S2 technology, Videocon d2h offers services like 12 PIP Mosaic, d2h Cinema, weather updates and multiple tickers to transform your TV into a hub of entertainment and knowledge. It offers High Definition channels in 1080p, HDD Sound and 16: 9 aspect ratio. Apart from these, it has Active Music which includes 41 Audio / Video active music channels, 24 hrs a day. In addition, Videocon d2h provides round-the-clock prompt and efficient customer support in eight languages from the dedicated customer care team present in 6 locations.
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