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Tata Sky and Videocon d2h to launch set-top-boxes with SmartTV abilities

Tata Sky and Videocon d2h will soon launch set-top-boxes with Internet browsing applications

tech Updated: Feb 06, 2016 15:41 IST
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Direct-to-home (DTH) operators in the country which include Tata Sky and Videocon d2h will soon start offering Internet browsing apps on their set-top-boxes. This will essentially turn a non-Smart TV into a Smart TV giving it capabilities such as internet browsing and access to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

“This product promises to make your existing TV into a smart TV and ensure connectivity with the world. We are enabling convergence of TV, DTH and internet all in one place,” said Videocon d2h executive chairman Saurabh Dhoot.

The service will be available at no extra cost and is expected to arrive in the coming months.

“We don’t look at ourselves as a DTH operator. We are a content distribution platform. The scope of that is defined by what content, which medium, what screen the subscriber wants. That is the level of convergence that Tata Sky is looking at achieving,” Tata Sky said in a statement.

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