RDK Announces Availability of Key DVB Components
PHILADELPHIA -- Today, at the Connected TV Summit 2014 in London, RDK Management, LLC announced that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) now provides key components for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard that is widely used throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The advancement was made possible thanks to significant contributions of software components by SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEAC) that will extend the RDK’s applicability for use in DVB markets.
The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) from TV service providers, including set-top boxes (STBs), gateways, and converged devices. The newly available DVB-specific components support elements such as teletext and subtitles. The RDK Management, LLC is also working with the RDK community on a path to support the use of in-band DVB system information (SI) for European operators. “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,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management, LLC. “The RDK’s applicability is global, and these enhancements will enable operators in Europe and other parts of the world to more easily leverage the RDK for deployment in their markets.”