RDK


Tele Columbus begins rollout of advanceTV

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group has begun commercialising its new interactive TV offering, advanceTV. The advanced TV service, based on a 4K-capable box with four tuners supplied by Humax and a RDK-based platform with user interface supplied by Espial – which also acted as system integrator for the project – offers live TV and […]

Tele Columbus unveils advanced TV service

Germany’s number three cable operator Tele Columbus has unveiled its new advanced TV service ahead of a commercial launch of the service in January. The service, called simply advanceTV, is based on the Comcast-driven RDK platform. Espial provided the user experience and acted as lead integrator. Cisco provides conditional access technology, with Verimatrix providing DRM […]

SeaChange acquires DCC Labs

  Video technology provider SeaChange has acquired Warsaw-based set-top and multiscreen device software developer and integrator DCC Labs. According to SeaChange, the acquisition will take forwards its set-top, multiscreen subscriber device and application strategies. The deal, which closed on May 6 but was only announced at the end of last week, sees SeaChange pay approximately $8 million in […]

Espial contributes HLS and MPEG-DASH technology for RDK

TV technology provider Espial has contributed additional software to the code base of the RDK initiative that it says will enable HLS and MPEG DASH adaptive streaming in an RDK environment. According to Espial, the additions will enable pay TV operators to offer additional OTT options as well as adopt a simplified software approach for […]

Comcast unveils DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with advanced capabilities

US cable giant Comcast has unveiled its own home-built DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and said it will go into production this year ahead of deployment in 2016. Comcast, which has been a driving force behind development of a number of the cable industry’s next-generation technologies, including the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and the RDK […]

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 adds support for DVB SI

The Reference Design Kit (RDK), the open source-based RDK software platform for cable devices, has added support for DVB Service Information to its software stack.  The move means that the ability to deliver in-band DVB SI is now included in the RDK and is available to licensees. Arris made the major contribution to extend the […]

Seachange moves to SaaS model, launches new OTT platform

Seachange will look to partner with or acquire new application developers and internet-of-things solutions providers to deliver additional value to service providers as cable transitions to an RDK-based standardised platform, according to the company’s new CEO Jay Samit.  In an exclusive interview, Samit this week told DTVE that cable and other operators would soon look […]

Opera to launch HTML5 rendering engine

Opera Software is delivering a “major upgrade” for its embeddable HTML5 engine for smart TV devices with the release of the Opera Devices SDK 4.2. The latest version of the software development kit includes support for HbbTV 1.5, the most up-to-date iteration of the broadband broadcast specification. Other new features include a media-streaming option with […]