RDK Native Environment (RNE) provides an SDK for OTT service providers who are going to onboard themselves to a set-top box platform. It includes documentation and sample apps and is suitable for deep and expansive integrations. RDK has also made it easier to integrate HTML-based apps onto STB platforms, having completely upgraded the web browser in RDK using WPE. This could encourage the introduction of valuable long-tail OTT content onto operator platforms.
“We have been on a quest to make it easier for premium video applications to be integrated into RDK,” confirms Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management. “This [onboarding] becomes easier when working with RDK.
“The very native SDK gives premium video applications deep levels of integration. The intention was to provide a common SDK – everyone gets the same one. The SDK is available to everyone. It is open source so they can change it a little, if they want. We can get feedback and fine-tune it.”
You can read more details about the apps onboarding initiative, as part of a wider look at RDK developments, in this story: