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Ericsson Connects With The RDK

Multichannel News, September 1, 2016 Ericsson said it has integrated MediaFirst, its cloud-based multiscreen platform for MVPDs and OTT providers, with the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software stack for video and broadband devices being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter Communications (via its acquisition of Time Warner Cable). Ericsson said the integration […]

CSI Magazine: Eurofins joins RDK

From CSI Magazine, July 17, 2016 Eurofins Digital Testing has joined the Reference Design Kit community as a licensee. Eurofins (formerly Testronic Labs Belgium) also disclosed that it has been selected by multiple operators to test and validate next-gen TV services and applications running on RDK-based set-top boxes. “Test automation is fast becoming one of […]

Liberty Global addresses home network with IoT in mind

From Digital TV Europe, June 30, 2016 Liberty Global plans to invest in RDK-B-based gateway devices and the in-home network in preparation for anticipated growth in demand for Internet of Things applications as well as growing demand for the delivery of video to multiple devices, according to Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global. […]

Espial Swings Deal for Arris’s Whole Home Solution

From Multichannel News, June 29, 2016 Espial, a Canada-based company that specializes in multiscreen video interfaces and software clients, is deepening its IP video expertise and adding hosted cloud video capabilities via a deal to acquire Arris’s Whole Home Solution (WHS), a multi-room video and apps platform that supports traditional TV services as well as […]

We are on a level playing field with OTT when it comes to innovation, says NOS

From Videonet, June 16, 2016 “There is no doubt that we are now on a level playing field with OTT providers in terms of our ability to innovate quickly to bring new features to market.” That is the bold claim of Pedro Bandeira, Head of Development at NOS, after his company launched its next-generation Pay […]

Q&A with Pedro Bandeira of NOS

From CSI Magazine, June 16, 2016 CSI speaks to Pedro Bandeira, head of development at NOS, about the Portuguese cable operator’s new UMA next-gen multi-screen service, especially the role that the RDK played in the product’s development. Bandeira also shares the company’s plans around UHD/HDR, VR/AR and why DOCSIS 3.1 will open the IPTV world […]

RDK-V has given Pay TV the upper hand in the battle against OTT

From Videonet, June 9, 2016 It was hoped that RDK-V, the shared-source and common software platform for set-top boxes, would reduce the cost of STB development, hasten roll-outs for next-generation platforms, improve user experiences and permanently accelerate Pay TV innovation, and the signs are that it is ticking all these boxes. Steve Heeb, President and […]

NOS launches next generation Uma TV service

From Digital TV, June 8, 2016 Espial is helping the Portuguese cable operator transform the viewing experience with Europe’s first deployment of the RDK 2.1 environment, including also 4K video. Espial claims the new hybrid IP video service launched in just a few months to achieve Europe’s first deployment of the RDK 2.1 environment and […]

NOS in RDK 2.1 first with Espial

From CSI Magazines, June 6, 2016 Espial is helping the Portuguese cable operator transform the viewing experience with Europe’s first deployment of the RDK 2.1 environment, including also 4K video. Espial claims the new hybrid IP video service launched in just a few months to achieve Europe’s first deployment of the RDK 2.1 environment and […]

NOS introduces Europe’s first RDK 4K launch

From Broadband TV News, June 8, 2016 Portuguese cablenet NOS has launched a new 4K set-top box that’s built on the RDK platform, the first European operator to do so. NOS has chosen the Arris ZD4500 HEVC that features middleware from Espial and content security supplied by Nagra. The former ZON Multimedia had previous run […]

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