Send in the set-top boxes.
In other set-top box news, Distribuidora de Television Digital (DTS), a subsidiary of Spain's Telefonica, has ordered an additional 275,000 units from the U.S.' EchoStar Communications. DTS' digital satellite service uses the same conditional access and compression systems used by EchoStar's DISH Network in the U.S. Utilizing a mini satellite dish and EchoStar's digital satellite receiver, DTS provides video and audio programming, including pay-per-view movies and special events, via the HISPASAT satellite. In 1997, DTS spent more than $40 million on its initial order of 100,000 set-top boxes from EchoStar, all of which have been delivered. The new order cost roughly $100 million.
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|Title Annotation:||World; British Sky Broadcasting PLC places huge order for digital set-top boxes with Pace Micro Technology|
|Publication:||Video Age International|
|Date:||Apr 1, 1998|
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