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 have joined the RDK community, including CE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and TV service providers/
“In this new IP world, consumers will put even greater demands on their providers to deliver amazing viewing experiences,” said Shiva Patibanda, Head of Business Line TV Platforms, Ericsson. “By integrating MediaFirst TV onto the RDK, we can offer cable operators or any TV operator adopting RDK, a powerful cloud-based TV Platform to expand capabilities above and beyond consumers’ expectations.”
“Pay TV operators around the globe can now benefit from the common underlying software of the RDK, while retaining the ability to differentiate their customer facing TV experience using the innovative MediaFirst TV platform,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management, LLC. “Ericsson is a proven IPTV market leader whom we are proud to collaborate with and look forward to scaling this integration across Ericsson’s global customer base.”
Ericsson created Mediafirst out of the former Mediaroom, acquired from Microsoft in 2013.