[This API has been acquired by Cisco and now exists as Cisco Videoscape. This profile is being maintained purely for historical and research purposes.]
The NDS Service Delivery Platform (SDP) can be used with any existing set-top box and headend. It offers connectivity between TV content, apps and online information. With it, users can deliver contextual or related online content to companion devices and smart TVs.
The SDP contains APIs that allow developers to write client-side applications for devices such iOS or Android tablets or for applications on the set top box. The SDP gives developers access to information stored within the TV platform. This information includes programming event schedules, VOD catalog, and user preferences. The APIs allow users to do things like manage recordings on their DVR and change the channel through independent applications on companion devices. Documentation is available upon registration and the service is currently in beta.