Doordarshan has approved tenders of five Indian OEMs to produce special set-top boxes (STBs) with iCAS system for Doordarshan. These OEMs are KMTS Engineering Pvt Ltd, Modern Communication and Broadcast, Velankani Electronics Pvt Ltd, BGM Holding Company, and Millennium Technology. Doordarshan Freedish will carry mpeg-4 channels with iCAS (Indian Conditional Access System).
Old STBs will also continue working and will be able to showcase 80 TV channels. New MPEG-4 channels will be available in iCAS-enabled STBs. iCAS integrated in STBs will be provided by ByDesign Company along with Doordarshan-approved firmware/middleware/software. All STBs will be BIS certified and tested.