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Android apps running on RDK “would be the best of both worlds”, says RDK chief

Videonet, June 8, 2017 How about Android apps running on RDK-V, the open-source software stack developed so the Pay TV industry could take some of the heavy lifting out of its CPE development and hasten service innovation? Steve Heeb, President & General Manager at RDK, raised the idea at Connected TV World Summit recently when […]

European operators hail RDK agility and reveal their new projects

Videonet, June 8, 2017 The Portuguese cable operator NOS only launched its first RDK gateway last June, the UMA next-generation platform, but is already working on its next RDK-based hardware project, an all-IP video gateway that could be in the field as early as 2018. This is not a client STB to complement the existing […]

Commercial deployment of RDK on ADB platform

Advanced Television, May 17, 2017 ADB, a provider of solutions and services for multimedia convergence, announces its partnership with Portuguese telecommunications and multimedia service provider, NOWO, with scope to implement the commercial launch of its TV service with ADB STB Hardware and ADB RDK Middleware. This strategic cooperation has aim to quickly deploy a variety […]

RDK take-up surges to 25m+ devices

Broadband TV News, May 17, 2017 RDK Management believe there are currently “dramatically more” than 25 million devices worldwide running RDK software solutions deployed by operators. Speaking in a one-on-one interview at the Connected TV World Summit, Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK Management, added that the 25 million figure was for RDK-V […]

Swiss Cable Operator Deploys Advanced TV Service on SeaChange Platform and RDK-V Set-Top Software

CED Magazine, March 29, 2017 Swiss cable operator Quickline Group announced its Quickline TV service based on SeaChange International’s integrated software and services. Those include multiplatform content management and delivery, monetization, and subscriber experience, as well as RDK-V-based set-top box software. Quickline supports 25 independent regional cable TV operators representing approximately 400,000 Swiss households. It […]

Arris Brings ‘RDK-B’ Gateway to Retail

Multichannel News, March 20, 2017 Arris has introduced what it calls the first retail voice gateway equipped with RDK-B technology, a version of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) tailored for broadband devices, to be approved for use on Comcast’s network. Arris said the RDK-B capability provides a common way to manage functions such as home […]

Tele Columbus predicts subscriber additions after commercial roll-out of ‘advanceTV’, its RDK-based next-gen cable offering

Videonet, January 26, 2017 Tele Columbus, Germany’s third largest cable operator, commercially deployed its next-generation TV platform across its footprint on January 16, giving consumers in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and elsewhere what it claims is an unmatched user experience for the country. The service, called ‘advanceTV’, includes multiscreen TV, 4K and live TV, VOD, DVR, […]

Tele Columbus unveils next-gen RDK TV service

CSI Magazine, December 5, 2016 Germany’s third largest cable operator will commercially launch its new 4K hybrid IP video service in January. The software is based on HTML5 and RDK. Called advanceTV, it will give the cablenet’s 3.6 million connected households a next-generation television and mobile-device experience that blends linear TV with apps, OTT video, […]

Cloud Force Digital Media Joins RDK Crew

Multichannel News, November 7, 2016 Cloud Force Digital Media, a company that enables programmers and operator partners to distribute content on a variety of interactive, cloud-powered platforms, said it has becoming a card-carrying member of the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software platform for video and broadband devices being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global […]

Ultra HD, 5G, Virtualization and RDK: A Few Questions with Ericsson

CED Magazine, October 27, 2016 CED: What did you see as the most important technical takeaways from this year’s SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo from Ericsson’s perspective? Simon Frost, head of media and marketing communications at Ericsson: The three topics that stood out most were the readiness of ultra HD video solutions, interest in 5G and mobile-specific […]


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