Netflix DaVinci settles on CommScope's RDK-based streamers

Jan. 10, 2022
CommScope's forthcoming RDK-based VIP73xx streaming hardware will be included in Netflix’s new DaVinci scaling partner program.

CommScope's home networks division announced in December that its upcoming RDK-based VIP73xx streaming solutions will be included in Netflix’s new DaVinci scaling partner program.

The streaming entertainment service giant announced the launch of the DaVinci program during the Virtual IBC 2021 Show.

The scaling program provides CommScope with the ability to reduce the effort of integration and time-to-market to launch Netflix services on its RDK devices. The program’s aim is to both improve a service provider’s ability to offer more enhanced viewing options and make Netflix more accessible to subscribers globally.

“CommScope’s Home Networks business welcomes Netflix’s new DaVinci scaling program because it delivers additional value to our customers,” said Joe Chow, Senior Vice President, Home Networks, CommScope. “We are delighted to be part of this program at its inception, because it enables us to provide operators with an RDK streaming solution fully integrated with Netflix and other OTT solutions with improved time to market and reduced integration complexity.”

Several of the CommScope’s other streaming solutions are already members of Netflix’s Hailstorm program, a similar scaling program designed for its devices powered by Android TV. Android TV is a trademark of Google LLC. 

Multi OTT in one place

CommScope’s notes its streamers integrate access to multiple popular OTT services in one place. To address broadband-only service subscribers, operators can offer an alternative to a retail streaming device for easy access to content across the various applications.

The platform is also capable of providing universal search via a voice remote control, giving the subscriber the ability to search for relevant content.

CommScope’s VIP73xx RDK streaming solutions are expected to be launched in 2022 and designed to enhance a subscriber’s live TV and on demand content with many popular streaming services.

The streamers will have remote management protocols for reducing a service providers’ costs and can be managed by CommScope’s ECO Service Management solutions. This platform provides service providers with the visibility into their subscribers’ home network, and the ability to automate and improve their subscriber’s devices and experiences.