DTVKit integrates DVBCore with RDK

PRESS RELEASE

Bristol, UK, 4th March 2020 – DTVKit announced today that it has integrated its DVB core software components into the open source RDK software platform used by leading video and broadband service providers around the globe. It will be widely available in Q2, 2020.

DTVKit is a shared source community, offering a suite of market proven DTV software components to its members, comprising of DVB, MHEG, and CI Plus software stacks. The first stage integration will run RDK with DVBCore integrated, decoding and displaying content using a Satellite (DVB-S) tuner.

RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video and IoT connected devices. It enables service providers to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UI’s and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results.

Phil Evans, Managing Director of DTVKit says, “The growing interest in RDK makes it an obvious choice for integration to our DVBCore, offering a full hybrid solution for all DVB cases. This will enable RDK to address wide segments of the operator market.”

Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK adds “RDK is committed to continually enhancing our support for European TV service providers and others that rely on DVB. We are delighted to see the integration of DTVKit’s DVB core software with RDK to support the needs of their community and ours.”

DTVKit plans to release its RDK version of DVBCore code to its member community in Q2 of this year. DTVKit works to ensure its solutions are kept up to date with the latest market requirements, to maximise the benefit to its members.

About DTVKit

DTVKit is a UK not-for-profit organisation, collaborating across the consumer electronics industry to deliver the very best production-ready DVB software to members and the end user. The organisation is supported by members who provide subscription fees and expert software engineers to accelerate software development for the Digital Television market. The efforts of the DTVKit community will further enhance the development of the five main software components; Android TVDVB Core, MHEG Engine, HbbTV Plug-In and CI+ Engine. It aims to provide the best software foundations to give the highest ROI to members.

For more information, please visit dtvkit.org or follow us on Twitter @DTVKit. More information about RDK is available at www.rdkcentral.com.

Press Contact:
Amy Cleary
Marketing and Operations Manager
Email: amy.cleary@dtvkit.org
Telephone: UK +44(0)117 2140422

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