Comcast: Tech vendor didn't have permission to publicize RDK conference
A private conference that Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) plan to hold in New York next week has become public after Canadian IPTV software vendor Espial issued a press release in which it boasts about its participation in the event.
"Espial did not have approval to issue this release about the conference," Comcast spokeswoman Jenni Moyer told FierceCable Wednesday, referring to Espial's announcement about the 2012 RDK Developers Community Conference. "In fact, the conference is a closed, private event, so unfortunately there's not much more I can share at this time," she added.
The event is scheduled to take place Dec. 11-12 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan, according to Espial. Jaison Dolvane, Espial's CEO, is scheduled to participate in a panel session titled "RDK Development: Application Framework."
Comcast is using the RDK, a pre-integrated software bundle, to accelerate the development of advanced products such as its Xfinity X1 service. It has licensed the RDK to several cable technology vendors, including Motorola Mobility and Pace (LSE: PIC.L). Licensing the RDK to technology vendors could help other cable MSOs introduce cloud-based products similar to X1.