RDK Management


RDK Management unveils new app programme

RDK Management, the outfit that manages the Comcast-driven RDK open source initiative, has unveiled a new app programme that it says will make it easier to develop and launch apps consistently across RDK-based set-top boxes. The two-pronged programme gives service providers the option to use a versatile new RDK App Framework to build and manage […]

RDK: worldwide deployments up 62% year-on-year

RDK Management claims that video and broadband service providers have now deployed more than 40 million devices running the RDK software worldwide. Announcing the update at the Connected TV World Summit in London this morning, RDK Management said the deployment figure is up 62% compared to the same time last year. In total, more than […]

RDK Management and Broadcom partner for set-top box optimisation

RDK Management and semiconductor firm Broadcom have partnered to integrate chipset-level software development kits (SDKs) from Broadcom with RDK’s open source software. The move is designed to make a common software porting layer to simplify and standardise RDK deployments across set-boxes used around the world by video and broadband service providers.  The companies said that […]

RDK community grows by 60%

Reference Design Kit (RDK) community membership and operator licensees grew by approximately 60% over the past 12 months, according to RDK Management.  The growth figure was announced ahead of the Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago next week, where members of the RDK community including consumer electronics manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, […]

RDK Management sets up app development initiative

RDK Management, the company set up to administer the RDK cable set-top software initiative, has teamed up with technology company Metrological to create an app development environment for developers to remotely create and test applications.  Metrological combined its application framework with the RDK to create Metrological’s RDK App Emulator. Metrological will administer and distribute the […]

RDK looks to Europe with DVB additions

RDK Management, the company set up by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global to administer the RDK software specifications for advanced TV services for cable, has announced the availability of new components to meet the needs of DVB-based cable operators, initially focusing on support for European subtitling and teletext requirements.  Shiva Patibanda, chief technology […]

Comcast and Time Warner joint venture RDK appoints manager

RDK Management, the new joint venture formed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, has appointed Comcast’s vice-president of licensing and strategic development, Steve Heeb, as its general manager.  RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid set-top boxes and gateway devices. It is aimed […]