India’s leading pay-TV platform Tata Sky and Technicolor are all set of move the manufacturing of set-top boxes in India in a bid to shift a significant portion of Tata Sky’s set-box sourcing to within in the country which furthers Tata Sky’s Make in India ambition.
The long-standing partnership between Technicolor and Tata Sky dating back to 2004 will be further strengthened by the collaboration. The shift in production and supply chain operations will streamline the manufacture and delivery of STBs to consumers in India.
Tata Sky currently sources set-top boxes from Fuhong Precision and Cal-Comp, the official manufacturers of Technicolor set-top boxes which are mainly sourced from Vietnam and Thailand. From Panna (HEVC HD), 4K, to Binge+ all set-top boxes are currently manufactured by Technicolor.
“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.”
Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky
“Working with Tata Sky to move set-top box production to India will better serve this important market. It is yet another example of Technicolor’s best-in-class supply chain, which remains flexible and adaptable. This is especially valuable in volatile situations, such as those created by COVID-19. Our supply chain capabilities have proven to be a strategic asset as we offer multiple options to our customers. We remain committed to minimizing risk and total cost of ownership for services providers around the world,” says Luis Martinez-Amago, President of Technicolor Connected Home.