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Faster Innovation Creates Organisational Challenges For Pay TV
Jaison Dolvane, President and CEO at Espial, the middleware, UEX and browser provider that is one of the most vocal vendor supporters of RDK, also highlights the changes needed internally. “The technology provides the basis for adding ten new features to your service in a week and deploying to millions of subscribers instantaneously, as companies like YouTube do. Now operators have to change their DNA and figure out how to do that.”
The Pay TV industry is striving to shorten its innovation cycles and so get new services to market faster, then make updates more easily and therefore more frequently. RDK, the shared source initiative to provide a middleware-equivalent layer for customer premise equipment (CPE), represents one of the biggest efforts to help operators increase their agility. But as Pay TV operators move towards web-speed, this brings its own challenges.
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