Comcast and Time Warner Cable Form RDK Management, LLC

  Comcast and Time Warner Cable Form RDK Management, LLC

    Management of the RDK transitions to the new entity to better support
            providers of advanced video services and technologies

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA & NEW YORK -- August 15, 2013

Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable today announced the formation of a joint
venture, called the RDK Management, LLC, that will manage the Reference Design
Kit (RDK) software being used in next-generation set-top boxes.

The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle, initially developed and licensed
by Comcast to create a common framework for powering tru2way^®, IP or hybrid
set-top boxes and gateway devices and to accelerate the development and
deployment of next-generation video services. The RDK works with the CableLabs
OCAP Reference Implementation software along with other open source

The new company will be responsible for the RDK licensing, community support
and training, as well as code management. Comcast will contribute RDK
components into the new entity, including the RDK code and specifications,
related intellectual property rights and associated contracts, including all
of the current RDK licenses which will be transitioned to the RDK Management,

The new entity also will provide continuity with the existing licensing
program and continue to offer a licensing program similar to the existing
program. In addition, the new entity will establish an expanded support
program to provide technical support to RDK licensees as operators more
broadly deploy the RDK solution.

Since its introduction in early 2012, more than 100 licensees have joined the
RDK community, including OEMs, Systems Integrators, SOCs and software vendors
as well as MVPDs to create a community of innovators focused on bringing rich,
multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences to consumers faster.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
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About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video,
high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than
15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner
Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of
all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and managed and
outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner
Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national,
regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More
information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and


Comcast Cable
Jenni Moyer, 215-286-3311
Time Warner Cable
Judy Barbao, 614-481-5389
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