Cable Show: Espial Gives RDK Guidance

Espial said it will use this week’s show in Los Angeles to show off a high performance user interface based on HTML5 that runs on devices outfitted with the Reference Design Kit, the preintegrated software stack for IP-capable devices that’s being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable.

Espial, which will demonstrate its handiwork at the CableNET pavilion, said the UI will feature a range of native and over-the-top video apps, including a base guide, video-on-demand as well as YouTube, running on a range of RDK-based set-top boxes.

Espial is one of about 140 companies that have licensed the RDK, a key component of Comcast’s X1 platform.

More than 20 vendors in that ecosystem will be demonstrating RDK-based apps and services at this week’s show.