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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 […]

Liberty Global taps SeaChange for next Horizon

Liberty Global has tapped SeaChange to provide its Adrenalin multi-screen video technology to support the latest version of the cable giant’s Horizon advanced TV service. SeaChange said that Adrenalin would be a ‘key element’ of the Horizon 4 platform. Adrenalin will provide the content information and transaction support for Liberty’s viewers across both broadcast and […]

Melita taps ADB for RDK rollout in Malta

Maltese cable operator Melita has tapped technology outfit ADB to oversee the commercial launch of its new TV service. ADB will use its set-top and RDK middleware expertise to help Melita develop a range of new RDK-based services. Melita is deploying the ADB 1750CF HD HEVC STB with Wifi, and four tuners to support its […]

Switzerland’s Quickline taps SeaChange for RDK-based TV platform

Swiss cable network operator The Quickline Group has tapped SeaChange’s RDK-based platform for the launch of advanced digital TV service Quickline TV. Quickline is using SeaChange to provide  support for multiplatform content management and delivery, monetization and the subscriber experience, including RDK-V-based set-top box software. Quickline’s centralised video operation  supports 25 independent regional cable television […]

Nos taps Tata Elxsi for RDK rollout

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos is tapping technology provider Tata Elxsi to deploy RDK-based TV services. Tata Group-owned Tata Elxsi is set to demonstrate its RDK technology at the RDK Americas Summit in Denver next week. Solutions on show will include RDK Prime, described by the company as a “next generation, ready to use application […]

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 […]