Irdeto and Realtek partner for Android TV hybrid STB and RDK

Cybersecurity firm Irdeto has announced a deal with semiconductor company Realtek to develop and launch a new Android TV hybrid STB.

The new STB will be based on Realtek’s RTD1319D chipset with Irdeto hybrid middleware for Android TV and RDK. It will support VVC/H.266 codec and other audiovisual technologies such as 4K advanced HDR and 3D audio, the companies said. It will also support HDMI 2.1a features, including VRR and QMS.

The partnership, which began earlier with Realtek’s range of RTD13xx products, will lean on Irdeto’s DVB stack to ensure that the solution is “best positioned to support truly scalable certification and deployment of next-generation OTT and hybrid video platforms quickly, efficiently, and securely.”

Commenting on the partnership, Shane McCarthy, COO of Video Entertainment at Irdeto, said: “Irdeto is at the forefront of the super aggregator market with our 50+ years of experience securing premium content in video entertainment, and our operator heritage ensures we understand the market well. We are happy to be working with partners such as Realtek to bring new solutions to the market.”

Yee-Wei Huang, Realtek vice president, said: “In the intensively competitive set-top chipset market, Realtek leaped ahead by introducing the RTD1319D – the world’s first VVC set-top chipset, suitable for both Android TV and RDK. Through our collaboration with Irdeto, and our shared vision and commitment to excellence, we are extremely proud to present this advanced product to the market.”

Tags: Irdeto, Realtek

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