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"The Cable RDK" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013

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"The Cable RDK" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013

[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of "The Cable RDK," a keynote fireside chat at TVOT 2013. The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"In conversation with prominent cable-technology journalist, Leslie Ellis, a panel of senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable will cast light on the significance of, and the roadmap for, cable's Reference Design Kit (RDK). The RDK--officially defined as "an integrated software bundle that can be accessed by operators in need of a software stack for set-top devices" and as a "fully tested and integrated system [that] runs on QAM, IP and Hybrid devices"--was originated by Comcast, but has since been embraced by Time Warner Cable and is attracting the interest of many other MSO's that are seeking to implement a cross-platform UI/UX that can be quickly brought to market. Issues to be addressed include: What exactly is the RDK and what is its significance? Why was it developed? How exactly does it work? Why is it generating so much interest? What are the advantages and risks/challenges for MSO's that adopt the RDK? And how will it be adapted/implemented in Europe and other global markets?"

Participating in the session were:
  • Leslie Ellis, Principal, Translation Please/Columnist, Multichannel News (Moderator)
  • Mike Hayashi, EVP of Architecture, Development and Engineering, Time Warner Cable
  • Steve Reynolds, SVP of Premises Technology, Comcast
  • Matthew Zelesko, SVP of Technology, Time Warner Cable