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Cisco Enhances TV Viewing Experience for More Than 40 Million Homes and 200 Million Viewers in India

New Delhi, India, May 29, 2014 – Cisco today announced that
May 29, 2014

New Delhi, India, May 29, 2014 – Cisco today announced that it now reaches more than 40 million digital homes across India with its industry-leading VideoGuard conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) solutions. Using the industry estimated average of five people per household, Cisco is now enabling a rich and advanced TV experience for more than 200 million viewers in India, an important milestone that  reinforces the company's leadership at a time when the pay-TV industry is on the cusp of a major transformation.


This milestone reinforces Cisco's market leadership in the estimated 72 million digital pay-TV homes in India (Source: MPA Media Route26, Issue 123 - September 2013). Cisco state-of-the-art VideoGuard® CA and DRM technology ensures critical protection of premium content with a zero piracy track record. A strong team of engineers working at the Research and Development Center in Bangalore is dedicated to the technology needs of leading satellite and cable service providers in India and worldwide. The company's commitment to security, research and innovation puts it in prime position to address the changing needs of operators both now and into the future.



  • Cisco® VideoGuard conditional access and digital rights management solutions make Cisco the leading CA provider in India with a market share of 43% (source: Media Partner Asia Media Route26, Issue 1 – December 2013 and Cisco's internal subscriber data).
  • Cisco is a trusted pay-TV technology partner for more than 150 pay-TV operators as well as media and entertainment companies worldwide, including leading direct-to-home and cable operator customers in India, such as Airtel Digital TV, Asianet, DEN, GTPL, Hathway and Tata Sky.
  • Cisco is committed to delivering world-leading, affordable and innovative solutions and services to help its satellite and cable customers differentiate their services in their respective markets in India.


Supporting quote:

Sue Taylor, Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific, Cisco Service Provider Video Software Solutions: "In the changing landscape of pay-TV services in India, this milestone highlights our continued growth with several leading MSOs in the country. We pride ourselves in empowering our service provider customers to establish themselves as the innovators in their business. The achievement of this milestone is a great motivation for us to continue to develop market-leading solutions for our customers globally."

Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC: "Achieving the milestone of 40 million homes in India reinforces our commitment to the government's mandate to digitalize the cable industry and also speaks of our ability to provide best in class solutions and technology. We work closely with our customers to enable them to provide an unparalleled experience to their subscribers as well as help monetize their investments."



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