September 23, 2020
Xperi and FM-world Partner to Expand Coverage of DTS Connected Radio Services in Italy and Beyond
The integration of FM-world content into the Xperi platform feeds live data and streams to the DTS Connected Radio system for Italian broadcasters and all FM-world markets
CALABASAS, Calif.—September 23, 2020 – DTS, a global leader in next-generation audio, imaging and sensing technology and a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) (“Xperi”), today announced that it has expanded DTS Connected Radio coverage throughout Italy in partnership with FM-world, a leading streaming and aggregation platform for radio stations. The companies have completed and validated country-wide integration in Italy and will rapidly add more FM-world territories in other countries.
DTS Connected Radio, built on the largest database of broadcast metadata, is a global hybrid solution that combines over-the-air radio with IP delivered content for a robust, richer, more personalized in-vehicle infotainment experience that today’s digital consumer expects.
“The flexibility of DTS Connected Radio’s global ecosystem is critical to ensuring broadcast editorial control and rapid content integration, which will be key as we expand into more markets,” said Gianluca Busi, CEO of FM-world. “Radio has never been more important to our global communities for breaking news, emergency and health updates, and the widest range of entertainment and content. We are pleased to join with Xperi to ensure that the highest quality radio is delivered to in-vehicle listeners in Italy and beyond.”
FM-world joins the growing list of global platform partners that deliver content to DTS Connected Radio on behalf of their broadcast partners. FM-world will feed validated live, now-playing data, as well as station streaming services into DTS Connected Radio. This collaboration will provide all FM-world’s broadcast clients with turnkey integration and presence in the DTS Connected Radio ecosystem.
“Xperi has a longstanding relationship with Elenos, the parent company of Itelco and Broadcast Electronics that collaborate already with 22HBG, the owner of FM-world, and we are extremely pleased to see that relationship extended to support DTS Connected Radio,” said Joe D’Angelo, senior vice president of Radio at Xperi. “FM-world is a world class platform, designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and the expectations of listeners. Their unique position in Italy, and other markets, makes them an ideal partner as we work to revolutionize the in-car radio listening experience.”
DTS Connected Radio, which enriches FM radio’s digital content while amplifying its reach, is scheduled to launch in a range of 2021 vehicles.
In addition to DTS Connected Radio, Xperi’s automotive technologies include DTS AutoSense, and HD Radio, all designed to improve the in-vehicle experience, making it safer and more enjoyable. DTS AutoSense comprises occupancy and driver monitoring systems implemented at the edge. HD Radio, which resides in more than 70 million automobiles, is the most successfully deployed digital radio system worldwide.
About Xperi Holding Corporation
Xperi invents, develops, and delivers technologies that enable extraordinary experiences. Xperi technologies, delivered via our brands: DTS, HD Radio, IMAX Enhanced, Invensas, TiVo, and by our startup, Perceive, make entertainment more entertaining, and smart devices smarter. Xperi technologies are integrated into billions of consumer devices, media platforms, and semiconductors worldwide, driving increased value for partners, customers and consumers around the globe.
Since 1998 FM-world is the point of reference for Radio broadcasters in Italy. It’s a complete ecosystem that lives around the Radio, its evolutions and technological developments and the most important online community of radio enthusiasts and insiders. FM-world is the most authoritative national online newspaper regarding the Radio world, with thousands of readers and podcast listeners each day. FM-world is also one of the most downloaded Apps in Italy for listening to the Radio on every kind of device and the first to include Visual Radios streaming.
It has been the first app in Italy which integrated the Bosch Wrongway Technology in order to save driver’s lives. Now, the attention of FM-world’s developers is focused on Smart Speakers, Wearables and In-Car technologies. http://fm-world.com/
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