Essel Group-owned Direct to Home (DTH) operator Dish TV India Limited had earlier last month announced plans to shift its set-top box manufacturing to India with 50 percent production to be done in India by Q1 of 2021. Dish TV had stated that it plans to manufacture most of the major components of the set-top box and its accessories in India along with plans to make the STB cabinet in India soon with procuring of power adaptor from Indian manufacturers already started and advanced stage of talks with remote control manufacturers to produce the remote controls in India.
D2H has now sent out images of its Made in India set-top boxes to its distributors which have been accessed by DreamDTH. The set-top box in pictures is a Standard Definition set-top box.
The set-top box is being manufactured by Padget Electronics Private Limited based out of Noida which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dixon Technologies. Dixon has forayed into the manufacturing of set-top boxes in 2020 for some of the leading DTH players as it sees robust growth opportunities in this segment.
The back side of the set-top box has three ports from Left to Right – RF IN port, A/V port, and 12V adapter The Made in India set-top box goes by the codename ‘VCH-2090S’.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) granted license to Padget Electronics for manufacturing set top box on 21 May 2020. Padget will be manufacturing set-top boxes for all 3 brands of Essel Group in DTH and Cable TV sector – Dish TV, D2H, and Siti Network.
Dixon was recently also among a range of companies who recently got the nod from the Government for production linked incentive (PLI) scheme. Dixon is also manufacturing set-top boxes for Reliance Jio among other companies.
Note: The manufacturer mentioned on the front side of the set-top box is that of the polythene bag and not of the set-top box