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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 […]

Cable Tech at a Crossroads

Multichannel News, September 26, 2016 This isn’t your father’s “cable” industry anymore. In fact, the word cable is no longer spelled out in the name of the NCTA, which last week rebranded as NCTA-The Internet & Television Association. But that also means that what used to be true about “cable” operators is no longer true […]

Hitron Lends Support to RDK-B

Multichannel News, September 22, 2016 Cable modem and gateway maker Hitron Americas Technology said it is pitching in for RDK-B, the broadband-focused flavor of the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software stack for IP-capable video and broadband devices being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter Communications. Get complete coverage of Cable-Tec Expo 2016 […]

Axiros joins RDK, Breko, Buglas broadband organisations

Telecompaper, September 21, 2016 Axiros, a provider of device management and IoT systems, announced its new membership in three broadband industry organisations, namely RDK, Breko, and Buglas. RDK was created to accelerate the deployment of video products and services. The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for […]

Agama joins RDK community

Advanced Television, September 12, 2016 Agama Technologies, a specialist in video service quality and customer experience, has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community as a licensee. The integration with the RDK pre-integrated software solution will further broaden the applicability of Agama’s assurance and analytics solution to RDK powered set-top boxes. Analytics and automation based […]

Momentum builds for open source set-top boxes, with major IBC announcements around RDK and Android TV

Videonet, September 12, 2016 Ericsson has reached agreement with RDK Management for the integration of its Mediafirst operating system into the RDK platform. It was clear from IBC 2016 that open source set-top box software is gaining momentum. In one notable development, Ericsson is integrating its MediaFirst platform (which provides an advanced UI, among other […]

Ericsson to integrate MediaFirst into RDK

Broadband TV News, September 1, 2016 Ericsson has reached agreement with RDK Management for the integration of its Mediafirst operating system into the RDK platform. Ericsson will integrate the cloud-based MediaFirst TV Platform with the RDK (Reference Design Kit), a pre-integrated software solution to power customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, more than 275 technology companies […]

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