MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Xperi Launches TiVo® OS to Smart TV Makers, Welcomes Vestel as First OEM Partner

Xperi | September 06, 2022 | Read time : 02:13 min

Xperi Launches TiVo® OS to Smart
Xperi Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER)  announced the launch of its independent media platform, TiVo OS. Consumer electronics leader Vestel will ship the first smart TVs Powered by TiVo™ in Europe beginning in 2023.Unlike existing platforms, which are largely built around “walled gardens,” TiVo OS is a first-of-its-kind neutral platform, aimed at giving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) significantly more control over the user experience and helping consumers cut through the clutter of streaming and linear content options with simplified, universal discovery to consumers. With an award-winning content-first experience, global content provider scale and profitable partnership model, Powered by TiVo™ is the ultimate independent smart TV operating system.

“We estimate that nearly 40% of the smart TV market is searching for a truly independent platform like ours, and a supportive industry partner with deep domain expertise, Today, nearly 30 million households worldwide are powered by TiVo through an array of CTV and other partners. We are pleased to have signed our first smart TV partnership for TiVo OS, our embedded operating system and media platform for smart TVs, underlying progress toward our goal of becoming a leading independent TV OS platform supplier.”

-Jon Kirchner, CEO, Xperi.

Vestel, one of the top three European TV producers, will launch Powered by TiVo Smart TVs as part of a multi-year, multi-country, multi-million-unit agreement, with the first units expected to ship in 2023.

“Vestel, aligned with is mission of being the ‘retailer of retailers,’ offers a wide range of choices to its customers in terms of Smart TV OS platforms, TiVo, and its parent company Xperi, have a long history of both championing great customer experiences and creating entertainment ecosystems. We believe that the industry will benefit from a partner-oriented, independent media platform that provides the necessary scale, both in technology and content to satisfy the global media landscape. TiVo has a proven track record in making it easy for consumers to find, watch and enjoy the content they love. We’re excited about partnering with TiVo to provide a European-focused Vestel Smart TV Powered by TiVo OS to provide consumers the experience they want.”

-Turan Erdoğan, CEO, Vestel

Based on decades of experience growing profitable consumer electronics and entertainment ecosystems, the Powered by TiVo model is designed to maximize the lifetime value of customers for TV OEM partners better than competing platforms. With the expected growth of connected television (CTV) advertising from 16 billion USD to 36 billion USD by 2026, television OEMs, like Vestel, have an opportunity to work with TiVo and participate in monetization throughout the lifecycle of the smart TV.

A TV Powered by TiVo can deliver better viewer engagement with an unbiased content-first user experience where live hybrid TV and streaming services are fully integrated. This empowers consumers to intuitively discover TV shows and movies across their favorite streaming apps in a free, familiar, and frictionless experience by selecting the streaming services that are most relevant to them.

From easy setup to its award-winning experience, natural voice navigation and customized entertainment by recommending what to watch based on unique taste profiles, Powered by TiVo Smart TVs are at the forefront of innovation, providing new ways for consumers to enjoy TV.

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Nokia deploys next-generation fiber technology for a smarter, faster and greener Australian National Broadband Network

Nokia and NBN Co | December 05, 2022

Nokia and NBN Co announced the deployment of Nokia’s next-generation broadband platform and its Altiplano Access Controller to deliver a smarter, faster and greener nbn® network. The deployment is the first for the Lightspan MF-14 in the Southern Hemisphere. With unmatched capacity, space efficiency, low latency, intelligence, reliability and power efficiency, the MF-14 will help nbn address Australia’s broadband needs well into the future and help the company realize their Toward Zero Carbon Ambition. Nokia’s Altiplano Access Controller is a software-defined (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) tool used to drive greater automation and virtualization. It enables innovation in the way the network is managed with an open API to automate and program the network. nbn recently welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to invest an additional $2.4 billion to roll out more fiber to communities across Australia. The new investment will enable an additional 1.5 million homes and businesses currently served by Fiber to the Node (FTTN) to upgrade to Fiber to the Premises (FTTP). Coupled with the additional homes and businesses connected by fiber, nbn is evolving the FTTP technology platform to enable higher speed services and has recently successfully completed lab evaluations of 25Gbps FTTP technology. Full fiber connections will help deliver faster broadband speeds, better reliability and energy efficiency , as well as support additional data capacity for the nbn network. These upgrades will help ensure eligible customers can more effectively work from home and operate online businesses, participate in online education, engage in telehealth consultations, stream entertainment and connect with friends and family. nbn will be the first operator in the Southern Hemisphere to adopt the MF-14 platform following announcements by US and UK operators in October 2022. Deployment will commence in 2023. “Rapid technological advances will play a critical role in driving the economic prosperity of our nation and in enabling our transition to a smarter, digitally enabled economy. By leading the deployment of this next-generation technology, we can help meet our nation’s data demands now and into the future" -Stephen Rue, CEO at nbn Together with our network investment that is pushing fibre deeper into communities and extending fixed wireless and satellite coverage and capabilities, we are helping unlock social and economic benefits for households, businesses and communities across Australia. More than 8.5 million households and businesses are connected to services over the nbn network – this equates to approximately 20 million people relying on our network every day. “Nokia and nbn have been partners for more than 10 years and we’re excited to continue to support nbn in this next technological evolution, deploying more advanced and energy-efficient networking technology. Using Nokia’s advanced fiber technology coupled with our network optimization and automation capabilities, Nokia and nbn can meet customer demand for a faster, smarter, greener broadband network today and well into the future.” -Ricky Corker, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Nokia, The industry is entering a ‘fiber-for-everything’ era. Once operators have deployed fiber-to-the-home, their networks pass every other building in the street, as well as the homes, meaning they can connect businesses and other services. Fiber PON will be capable of supporting high bandwidth consumer services, industry 4.0 applications, business connectivity, 5G transport and smart city services. This creates more revenue opportunities, lowers TCO and significantly reduces overall power consumption. This new broadband era, designated Broadband 6 by the World Broadband Association (WBBA), requires a new technical solution. Nokia’s pioneering Lightspan MF-14 is the first Gen 6 optical line terminal (OLT) in the world. Based on new, advanced hardware and disaggregated software design, MF-14 is a generation leap in fiber access solutions and the only solution ready for mass delivery of 25G, 50G and 100G PON services. 4x higher capacity than previous generation, ensures smooth evolution to massive connectivity with 25, 50, 100. No single point of failures, ensuring the highest availability (six nines) in the market. This is important because consumers and business depend on broadband non-stop Sub millisecond latency for 5G transport and new array of industry 4.0 applications 20% higher power efficiency than the industry average so operators can decrease overall power consumption as they connect more points on fiber network and meet sustainability targets Modular software architecture for more agility for upgrading software and onboarding of new functionality, with much less effort and time. SDN programmability and open APIs to enable control function by Nokia or 3rd party network control functions Fast telemetry and digital mirror in the cloud for enhanced network overview About Nokia At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. 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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Radio Mitre SA Selects Triton Digital to Power Audio Streaming and Podcast Strategy

Triton Digital | October 27, 2022

Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio, podcast, and broadcast radio industries, announced that Radio Mitre SA, the leading broadcast radio company in Argentina, has chosen Triton Digital to power its streaming and podcasting strategy. Through the partnership, Radio Mitre SA will adopt Triton Digital’s suite of audio streaming and podcasting solutions for secure distribution, seamless monetization, and robust analytics. “As one of the largest streaming audio companies in the country, we needed a technology partner that could help us monetize, scale, and keep up with the demand of our growing audience, Triton Digital was the obvious choice for us. The company’s vast array of solutions helps us manage our streaming audio and podcast advertising programmatically to simplify the advertising process and maximize ad revenue.” -Hernan Vilaplana, Head of Digital Business and CFO, Radio Mitre SA Radio Mitre SA will be migrating over 200 live and web radio stations to Triton Digital. The company will leverage Triton’s Audio Marketplace and Yield-Op Supply Side Platform to expand its programmatic advertising capabilities, taking advantage of Triton’s expansive DSP partnerships to improve inventory demand and monetization. On the podcast side, Radio Mitre SA will use Triton Digital’s Omny Studio podcast management and distribution platform to help streamline podcast hosting, publishing, and editing. Radio Mitre SA will also adopt Triton Digital’s unique audience measurement capabilities to access consistent and reputable digital audio consumption data to gain a better understanding of its audiences and increase overall advertising revenue. “The digital audio market in Latin America is growing at a rapid rate, We are thrilled to be working with one of the largest digital audio companies in Argentina to provide listeners in that region with the best listening experience available. We look forward to helping Radio Mitre SA establish innovative audio strategies along with new areas of monetization to help expand the company’s reach within this key market.” -Oscar Sermeño, VP of Market Strategy - Americas, Triton Digital. The partnership with Radio Mitre SA further demonstrates Triton Digital’s commitment to provide technologies that enhance the digital audio advertising market in the Latin America region – a market that is expected to grow in revenue to $100 million by 2026. About Triton Digital Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio, podcast, and broadcast radio industries. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading streaming audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global audio industry. For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com. About Radio Mitre SA Radio Miter S.A. belongs to Grupo Clarín, and their most important stations are Radio Miter, AM 790 and La 100, FM 99.9. With more than 97 years of experience, Radio Miter brings together the most renowned journalists at the national level and has been present at every milestone in Argentine history, growing the freedom of expression and access to information. La 100 is one of the FM stations with the longest history in Argentine radio. Leveraged by its strength in the analog world and its ability to explore the digital world, La 100 brings together the main figures of local entertainment in its programming, to which is added a meticulous musical curatorship. Through its digital products, its figures and its equipment, Radio Miter S.A. accompanies each listener with all the necessary information. #SomosMitre

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TECHNOLOGIES

DSP Concepts and Analog Devices Collaborate on Solution for Rapid Design of In-Vehicle Audio Entertainment Systems

DSP Concepts, Inc | November 16, 2022

DSP Concepts, Inc., the embedded audio technology leader and creator of the Audio Weaver development platform, today announced that it is collaborating with Analog Devices, Inc. on a solution for automotive OEMs aimed at accelerating design cycles and reducing costs for in-vehicle audio system implementation. The new ADI LISTN™ EZ-AUDIO System utilizes ADI SHARC+ DSP hardware and the newly optimized Audio Weaver development platform from DSP Concepts to help OEMs speed their time to market with versatile, differentiated audio entertainment systems.The solution comprises a complete signal flow out of the box, with features that simplify audio system customization, tuning, and deployment. OEMs can incorporate a fully featured and pre-configured audio layout with essential user controls and features optimized for automotive cabin applications, including stereo audio output for systems with up to 12 channels, as well as advanced EQ and control capabilities. The ADI LISTN EZ-AUDIO System by Analog Devices includes AWE Tune™ from DSP Concepts, a fully featured automotive audio tuning system that works alongside the Audio Weaver development platform. Together, both solutions help to accelerate automotive audio development, enable product team collaboration, and make audio innovation easy. Featuring an intuitive graphical user interface, AWE Tune makes audio system customization and iteration easier with the ability to manage the entire Audio Weaver signal flow, tune multiple channels at once, create and duplicate presets, lock already-defined presets, and more. Analog Devices and DSP Concepts are offering players in the automotive audio market domain the strengths of the SHARC® audio processor, including the integration of a slick audio flow algorithm and a user-friendly custom tuning tool that works with Audio Weaver,” said Andrew Lanfear, Senior Director of Automotive Audio Processing at Analog Devices. “The ADI LISTN EZ-AUDIO System is designed to help automotive audio engineers get to market faster without compromising audio quality. “Analog Devices and DSP Concepts each bring a long legacy of audiotech expertise to the automotive domain, and the ADI LISTN EZ-AUDIO System from Analog Devices featuring Audio Weaver from DSP Concepts makes it easy for automotive OEMs to harness our combined innovation quickly and effectively,This solution is designed to assist automotive audio designers at every step, from prototype to production, accelerating audio feature development and minimizing workflow complexities and costs.” -Steve Ernst, Head of Automotive Business Development at DSP Concepts For more information about the ADI LISTN EZ-AUDIO solution featuring Audio Weaver, please visit http://www.analog.com/EV-21562-AUTO. About DSP Concepts, Inc. DSP Concepts is the global leader in embedded audio technology and creator of Audio Weaver, the audio development platform that makes audio innovation easy. DSP Concepts equips and supports engineers with real-time workflows to quickly stand up prototypes, collaborate and modify designs across teams, and deploy to the most popular chipsets from leading semiconductor companies including Analog Devices, MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, Cadence Design Systems, Arm, and others. DSP Concepts technologies are embedded in millions of automotive and consumer products, delivering remarkable audio experience solutions to prestigious brands including Bang & Olufsen, BMW, Braun, Facebook, Garmin, GoPro, LG, Mercedes Benz, Panasonic, Peloton, Porsche, Samsung, Sennheiser, Spotify, Tesla, and many more. Audio Weaver" is a trademark of DSP Concepts, Inc., registered in the United States. DSP Concepts is a trademark of DSP Concepts, Inc. AWE Tune is a trademark of DSP Concepts, Inc. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.

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