SOLUTIONS,MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Universal Electronics Inc | July 14, 2022
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ:UEIC), the world leader in universal control technology for entertainment and smart home, at the 2022 RDK Tech Summit has announced the release of two new voice remotes for RDK. RDK is one of the leading broadband and pay-tv platforms for the cable industry, with the support of hundreds of partner companies and deployed by more than 30 operators.
UEI has shipped over 75 million RDK remote controls to date, with leading operators around the globe, making UEI a market leader in RDK control solutions.
In 2017, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded UEI a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for its contribution to “Contextual Voice Navigation for Discovering and Interacting with TV Content,” recognizing UEI’s innovator role in the development of the RDK platform.
With the introduction of two new remote-control designs, UEI is expanding its footprint to make it simple for the operators in the RDK community to expand their offering with features that consumers have come to expect from pay-tv services, such as voice control and universal operation of TV sets regardless of the brand.
UEI is collaborating closely with the RDK community to integrate voice and universal control as part of the RDK Accelerator Program – an initiative launched by the RDK community to make it easier for operators to adopt the RDK platform and launch products. UEI’s new RDK remotes serve the same purpose: Since the remotes are pre-integrated, operators can pick one and rest assured it will work with any RDK Accelerator set-top box, relieving them of tedious integration effort and ensuring a short time to market.
“We are looking forward to helping customers around the world on the RDK platform to include advanced convenience features such as voice control and automated set-up of their TV and audio devices including soundbars and AV receivers.”
-Steve Gutman, SVP of Global Sales for Video Service Providers at UEI
The two new RDK platform remotes UEI is launching at RDK Summit are named “UEI Tatlow” and “UEI Logan.” “UEI Tatlow” is a high-performance voice remote with a premium keypad and optional full backlight, making it easy for people to use it in the dark. “UEI Logan” is a premium voice remote with a unique look and feel including a unibody keypad that is easy to clean.
Both remotes are designed to control live, recorded, and on-demand TV as well as streaming video, and are optionally equipped with QuickSet, the world’s only automated set-up and control experience for home entertainment and smart home devices.
About Universal Electronics Inc.
Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices; designs, develops, manufactures, ships and supports hardware and software control and sensor technology solutions. UEI partners with many Fortune 500 customers, including Comcast, Vivint Smart Home, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Daikin to serve video, telecommunications, security service providers, television, smart home, and HVAC system manufacturers. For over 35 years, UEI has been pioneering breakthrough innovations such as voice control and QuickSet cloud, the world’s leading platform for automated set-up and control of devices in the home. For more information visit www.uei.com
About RDK Management:
RDK Management is an open-source consortium that manages RDK for the global community. RDK is an open-source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT devices. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 500 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit: www.rdkcentral.com.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING,BUSINESS
Helbiz Media | August 12, 2022
Helbiz Media, the exclusive distributor of media rights to Serie BKT worldwide, announces a new agreement with RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA S.P.A. RAI Italia will broadcast weekly highlights of the Serie BKT championship for the 2022/2023 season, offering a vast number of fans abroad the thrill of the exciting championship.
The highlights of the Serie BKT Championship will be shown on the program "Casa Italia," which airs Tuesdays starting September 20. Helbiz Media also aims to sublicense its distribution rights of Serie BKT with the goal of increasing both revenues for the League and the international visibility of the championship.
The agreement with RAI represents a further step in the path of achieving significant international growth for the Serie BKT championship, after the success of last season in which Serie B was broadcasted in more than 30 countries including the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Balkans, Greece, Spain, Latin America, Indonesia, Romania, and Israel.
"I am particularly pleased with the agreement reached with RAI for the broadcast of Serie BKT highlights in international channels with RAI Italia. It is good news for all the fans who abroad will be able to follow the spectacle of an incredible Championship and enjoy the best moments with the most spectacular goals, always with the guarantee of quality and professionalism of RAI's journalism."
-Matteo Mammì, CEO of HELBIZ MEDIA
Statement by Fabrizio Ferragni, Rai Director Foreign Offer Thanks to the agreement with Helbiz, Italian soccer is back on Rai Italia. Our compatriots abroad, reached by our channel all over the world, with an audience of about 25 million homes/families, will be able to receive the most exciting moments of the Serie B Championship, presented and commented every Tuesday, starting from September 20, by Piercarlo Presutti and his guests, inside Casa Italia, the renewed afternoon format created by Rai Italia for and with Italians around the world.
Medallia, Inc. | June 03, 2022
Medallia, Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience, announced a partnership with the Washington Mystics, the 2019 WNBA Champions. In collaboration, the partners will explore ways to elevate the overall fan experience and create shared brand awareness.In their 25th season, the Mystics are off to an incredible start led by Olympians Ariel Atkins and Elena Delle Donne, veteran Natasha Cloud, and the third overall draft pick, Shakira Austin. Off the court, the Mystics and their ownership group, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, have always prioritized delivering a top-notch experience for fans and creating a lasting impact in the community.
“At Monumental, the fan experience is our top priority and we’re proud to have a partner that shares this passion, With Medallia, we’re excited to introduce Mystics fans to the leading customer feedback organization."
-Patrick Duffy, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
Medallia will have a strong visual presence at Mystics home games at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., with basket bulkhead, courtside, grandstand, and LED signage.
“The dedication the entire Monumental Sports & Entertainment organization has for their fans is unmatched, This partnership with the Mystics is one we are extremely proud of, especially given both of our organizations passion for community impact. We look forward to being a part of the evolution of fan experience with the Mystics."
-Wendi Wang, Vice President of Global Events & Sponsorships, Medallia
Medallia Experience Cloud, the company’s award-winning SaaS platform, leads the market in the understanding and management of experience for customers and employees. Medallia captures experience signals created on daily interactions in person, with call centers, digital channels, over video and social media, applying proprietary AI technology to reveal personalized and predictive insights that can drive timely action and meaningful business results.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams, and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans, and our people. To learn more, please visit www.monumentalsports.com.
Medallia is the pioneer and market leader in customer, employee, citizen, and patient experience. The company’s award-winning SaaS platform, Medallia Experience Cloud, is becoming the experience system of record that makes all other applications customer and employee aware. The platform captures billions of experience signals across interactions including all voice, video, digital, IoT, social media, and corporate-messaging tools. Medallia uses proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to automatically reveal predictive insights that drive powerful business actions and outcomes. Medallia customers reduce churn, turn detractors into promoters and buyers, create in-the-moment cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, and drive revenue-impacting business decisions, providing clear and potent returns on investment. For more information visit www.medallia.com.