Celebrating a Decade of Innovation: DTVKit’s 10 Year Anniversary

In a world driven by fast paced technology and dynamic innovations, reaching a decade of accomplishments is a significant feat. DTVKit, is proudly celebrating our 10-year anniversary. Since our inception in August 2013, we have embarked on a journey of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement that has transformed the landscape of digital television.

A Journey of Excellence

The journey of DTVKit began with a visionary mission from OBS (Ocean Blue Software) in 2013. This mission was to shape the future of the digital TV industry by enabling the joint development of a shared pool of royalty-free DVB software components. Over the years, DTVKit has evolved into a global leader with our ongoing commitment to jointly develop software so our members always have access to the very best and latest solutions.

A Legacy of Collaboration

From the outset, collaboration has been at the heart of DTVKit’s success. The organisation established membership rules in 2014 that fostered a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to shaping the future of digital television. This spirit of collaboration culminated in the official launch of DTVKit at TV Connect, London, in 2014. Founding members OBS and Broadcom started the initiative to redefine the STB and television industry with the unique, royalty free license.

Milestones and Achievements

The decade that followed has been studded with countless milestones and achievements that showcase DTVKit’s commitment to excellence. Below is some stand out achievements:

2015: Unlocking Interactive Possibilities

In 2015, DTVKit partnered with Ekioh, seamlessly integrating its HbbTV solution into the Ekioh browser. This breakthrough enabled users to enjoy interactive television services, changing the way viewers engage with content.

2018: Android TV Integration and Acceleration

March 2018 witnessed OBS successfully integrating DTVKit into Android using the TV input framework (TIF), enabling DVB services on Android-powered devices. In September 2018, DTVKit, Ocean Blue Software, and HARMAN came together to accelerate the development and introduction of Android TV-based products, providing comprehensive support to DTVKit members. These collaborations solidified DTVKit’s foothold in the Android TV ecosystem.

2020: Unifying Software Ecosystems

The year 2020 saw DTVKit integrate DVBCore into the open-source RDK software platform, exemplifying its commitment to seamless functionality and unified software ecosystems.

2021: A New Era of Customisation

August 2021 saw DTVKit achieve a significant milestone by introducing the Hybrid White Label Platform. By integrating DVB support into the RDK 4.0 platform and launching the Universal STB Hardware Development and prototyping platform, DTVKit extended its reach to benefit smaller satellite operators and OEMs. This innovation accelerated time to market and reduced development costs.

2022: Strengthening Bonds with RTAB

  • In September 2022, DTVKit joined the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB), further solidifying their relationship with RDK. This move facilitated the seamless integration of DTVKit’s DVB software into the RDK ecosystem.

2023: Enhancing the Viewing Experience

In 2023, DTVKit introduced the ORB HbbTV 2.0.3 solution in partnership with Ocean Blue Software. This innovation optimised the viewing experience through innovative architecture and flexible development options, putting control in the hands of viewers.

Key Stats That Define Success

As we celebrate a decade of excellence, DTVKit’s achievements are highlighted by some remarkable statistics:

Over 200 Million Devices Worldwide

Powered by DTVKit’s cutting-edge technology, enriching the television experience for viewers across the globe.

A Robust and Growing Community

With more than 25 members and 10 partner members, stands as a testament to the spirit of collaboration that defines DTVKit’s journey.

A Remarkable 87% Retention Rate

Showcasing the trust and satisfaction that DTVKit’s community members have in the organisation’s quality software and support.

A Vision for the Future

As DTVKit commemorates this monumental milestone, it does so with a sense of pride in its journey so far and an unwavering commitment to the future. The journey of innovation, collaboration, and transformation continues, with new horizons to explore and new challenges to conquer. DTVKit remains steadfast in its mission to shape the future of digital television and create experiences that captivate and engage audiences worldwide.


In celebrating a decade of excellence, DTVKit extends its gratitude to its community, partners, and supporters who have stood by its side throughout this remarkable journey. With eyes set firmly on the future, DTVKit is poised to embrace the next wave of innovations, as it continues to lead the way in the digital television industry for years to come. Here’s to the next ten years of innovation, growth, and groundbreaking achievements!


Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary at IBC 2023, book a meeting with us by emailing amy.cleary@dtvkit.org.


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