Tata Sky, Dish TV Will Only Use Make In India Set-Top Boxes: Price Will Come Down?
Tata Sky and DishTV are all set to join the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ bandwagon as they plan on shifting set-top box manufacturing to India.
Currently, Tata Sky sources its set-top boxes from Vietnam and Thailand.
Read on to find out more…
Tata Sky’s Make-In-India Initiative!
Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO of Tata Sky said, “As the world adjusts to the rapid changes emerging due to the recent effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Sky and Technicolor Connected Home are realigning production of a group of set-top boxes (STBs) to India by early 2021.”
Tata Sky is shifting a major portion of set-top box sourcing in India.
India’s leading DTH player has partnered with Technicolor to manufacture and distribute set-top boxes in India.
The manufacturing of the HD set-top boxes and the Tata Sky Binge+ boxes will commence in a gradual and phased manner.
The process being in early stage, the amount of set-top boxes that are going to be produced locally haven’t been revealed by the DTH operator. On the location of the manufacturing unit, the company says, “We will be in a position to talk about the exact location in the coming days.”
However, it is not clear whether local manufacturing will affect the prices of Tata Sky products.
DishTV First DTH Operator To Manufacture Set-Top Box In India?
Though Tata Sky announced the shift of manufacturing to India first, DishTV has already over 1000 Made-in-India set-top boxes ready for distribution.
The new set-top box models have a standard definition and are named as the DishNXT set-top box DCH-2090S. They have a matte-black finish.
Dish TV will now become the first DTH operator to provide set-top boxes that are completely locally manufactured.