Xperi and the BBC Collaborate to Enhance In-Car Radio Listening Experience

Companies to trial content, services and advanced user interfaces for next generation of global connected cars with DTS Connected Radio technology

CALABASAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 25, 2018– Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) (“Xperi”) is pleased to announce an agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary, DTS, a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, and BBC Radio, to run a hybrid radio trial for 18 months. Under terms of the agreement, the UK public service broadcaster will provide content directly into the DTS® Connected Radio platform. This trial will allow the refining of system operations, support on-going global automotive field testing and product development of hybrid radio, and validate the implementation and listener experience in connected analog and DAB equipped radios.

“The BBC is arguably the leading radio broadcaster in the world, with a rich history of innovation to ensure their audience has the best experience technology can offer,” said Jeff Jury, general manager, Automotive at Xperi. “As cars become more and more connected, broadcast radio has a unique opportunity to leverage that connectivity to enhance the broadcast radio experience. The BBC have been instrumental in leading the growth to DAB, we are pleased to work with them to enrich our DTS Connected Radio offering to ensure the next generation of connected DAB radios remain the dominant audio choice in cars.”

“The BBC has a long history of supporting emerging technologies and services related to our content,” said Bob Shennan, director of radio and music at the BBC. “The world of content distribution is rapidly changing, and we believe that audiences and radio are best served by a mixed economy; we also need to protect radio in the car and ensure it is able to thrive in the hybrid world of the connected dashboard.”

Utilizing an IP connection installed in a vehicle, DTS Connected Radio delivers an innovative analog FM and digital (DAB and HD Radio®) experience by pairing broadcast programming with IP-delivered content. DTS Connected Radio aggregates metadata, such as on-air radio program and talent information, artist and song information, station contact information and more, directly from broadcasters around the world to deliver an enhanced in-vehicle radio experience.

For more information about the DTS automotive business, please visit www.xperi.com/futureofauto or www.dts.com. Connect with DTS on FacebookTwitter (@DTS) and Instagram (@DTS).

All In Media contributes to DTS Connected Radio by working with our customers to prepare their data is available and ready for the Connected Radio platform.

Speak to us to find out how our products and your station can help consumers have a better experience in the car, through a hybrid product.


Press release as PDF

Posted on 25th September 2018 in News

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