Xperi-owned TiVo and Vestel, one of the top three European TV manufacturers, announced that as part of a multi-year, multi-country and multi-million-unit agreement, the first “Powered by TiVo” smart TVs are expected to ship as early as spring 2023 featuring chipsets from MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company that enables more than two billion connected devices a year. When released, consumers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Turkey will be able to purchase “Powered by TiVo” smart TVs under brands including Vestel, Daewoo, Regal, Hitachi, Telefunken and JVC.
Xperi announced its new independent media platform at IFA 2022 and welcomed Vestel as its first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner. Vestel will be utilizing the new TiVo OS, a first-of-its-kind neutral platform, aimed at giving OEMs significantly more control over the user experience to drive brand awareness, engagement, and monetization at scale. Without the limitations of a closed system, the neutral platform returns control to consumers, empowering them to enjoy entertainment on their terms, for the ultimate home entertainment experience.
Vestel’s new line of TVs use “Powered by TiVo” OS, a streamlined smart TV platform with easy content discovery and personalized recommendations. It provides a simple set-up and intuitive user experience, enabling consumers the choice and the control to discover content across their favorite streaming apps.
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Xperi’s DTS subsidiary and IMAX Corporation announced a significant expansion of the IMAX Enhanced ecosystem with SPE’s commitment to release multiple new titles in the IMAX Enhanced format during their respective home entertainment windows over the next few years.
IMAX Enhanced technology is the only way to experience IMAX’s signature picture, sound, and scale outside of a movie theater, combining exclusive, IMAX digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS:X premium audio delivered through high-end consumer electronics and streaming platforms.
The IMAX Enhanced program continues to advance its premium content footprint for consumers worldwide with new titles delivered in 4K HDR featuring IMAX proprietary digital remastering (DMR), exclusive expanded aspect ratio (select sequences) and IMAX Signature Sound by DTS, including Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, A Man Called Otto, Madame Web, Gran Turismo, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Equalizer 3, among others.
This will include exclusive IMAX Enhanced and DTS:X UHD box sets (titles to be announced). IMAX Enhanced releases will remain available across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific regions.
Additionally, TiVo and Amlogic, a leading fabless semiconductor company, announced that they have pre-integrated TiVo OSonAmlogic T962D4 and T950D4 chipsets for the U.S. and European markets.
By choosing an Amlogic 4K or 2K smart TV chipset with TiVo OS pre-integrated, TV OEMs benefit from the combined scale and support of critical technology providers, hardware suppliers and advertisers. The cost-effective turnkey solution deploys the award-winning TiVo OS across their smart TV product lines with the global and local video content services consumers require.
Lastly, Xperi announced a partnership with LG Electronics to integrate DTS:X immersive audio technology into LG’s latest OLED and Premium LCD TVs. DTS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Inc., is dedicated to making the world sound better through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile, home, cinema and beyond. This announcement represents a significant milestone in DTS’s journey to embed DTS:X technology in more devices that create extraordinary experiences for consumers. It also demonstrates LG’s commitment to expand the availability of the DTS solution.