RDK Management has announced that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is now providing key components for the DVB standard thanks to significant contributions of software components by SeaChange International.
Commenting on the development, Steve Heeb, president and general manager at RDK Management, said : “DVB support has been on the RDK roadmap since the inception of our joint venture and we’re very pleased to announce continued progress on that commitment”.
Shiva Patibanda, senior VP and CTO at SeaChange, added: “SeaChange and its video gateway software customers have realised the advantages that the RDK provides in product development cycles and post-deployment in terms of speed to market and innovation”.
Speaking in a press conference prior to the start of Connected TV World Summit 2014, and asked about the speed at which RDK will be rolled out in Europe, Heeb said that some large operators in the US do downloads to software every week. Most in Europe aren’t used to doing this and in fact see RDK as being “too good” and something that will require them to change their company to react.
RDK Management is a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global.
To date, RDK has been licensed by more than 15 operators globally.
It has more than 150 licensees, half of which are in Europe.