(HONG KONG, November 2, 2006 Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced its collaboration with Tata Sky Ltd., to deliver Tata Sky’s satellite television service to viewers across the country via an end-to-end system from Harris that converts, processes, synchronizes and distributes digital program content. Tata Sky is the satellite television service for the TATA Group and STAR Network in India.
“At Tata Sky, we continuously invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide Indian audiences with a world-class satellite television service, offering unparalleled entertainment with pristine picture quality and sound,” said Vikram Kaushik, managing director and CEO, Tata Sky Ltd. “We are delighted to collaborate with Harris, a company known for understanding the specialized, technological needs of its customers across the globe and for its strong track record of support services. The Harris broadcast equipment will help us boost the quality of our digital transmission, enabling us to deliver top-of-the-line services to our customers.”
Designed to support 120 channels, Tata Sky’s facility houses Harris® NEXIO™ servers, for use in their test center; Integrator® router for station routing; a Panacea™ router for clean switching; 6800+™ and NEO® modular interface products for video processing; the NEO® MTG-3901 master timing generator system; the IconLogo™ modular branding solution; an IconStation™ master control graphics and channel presentation system; Videotek® test and measurement products; the NEO SuiteView™ multi-source display processor; and the CCS Navigator™ software application and NUCLEUS™ user-configurable network control panel for control and monitoring.
“Tata Sky promises to revolutionize home entertainment in India, and we are extremely pleased to work with them in this venture,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division. “Harris is able to offer customers a total content management platform to fit their needs — from the small, local broadcaster to the large broadcaster seeking to distribute programming on a worldwide scale.”
About Tata Sky
Tata Sky Ltd., an 80:20 JV between TATA and STAR is committed to offering viewers the best of pay television through its nationwide satellite television service. Tata Sky offers subscribers a wide array of programming choices coupled with a host of interactive services. For more information on Tata Sky visit http://www.tatasky.com
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of $3.5 billion and nearly 14,000 employees — including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, software and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com