Uniguest buys IPTV supplier Tripleplay
Uniguest has bought Tripleplay, a developer of IPTV, digital signage, and video streaming products. This follows Uniguest's purchase of Onelan in June 2018.
As part of Uniguest, this new division will be part of a global organisation that enables Tripleplay and Onelan to use the group’s financial and support infrastructure to drive global expansion and service plans.
In a statement released by Uniguest, it said: "The newly formed group of Tripleplay and Onelan shares a common customer-centric approach, are culturally complementary, and will be able to exploit the significant levels of technical skills, sales, research, marketing, and product sets from both organisations, thereby benefiting clients and partners globally.
"The acquisition presents the strategic opportunity for Uniguest to market Tripleplay’s IPTV and interactive portal to its own hospitality and senior living clients, while extending its reach with a complementary partner base for products; specifically, in the stadium, large enterprise, and banking verticals."
The combined Tripleplay and Onelan organisation will be led by Steve Rickless, Tripleplay’s CEO, with the support of the Tripleplay and Onelan executive teams. Tripleplay and Onelan will continue to operate from their respective offices with their current team members.
Rickless said: “This acquisition is a game changer for Tripleplay and will bring significant advantages to our valued customers and partners. Backed by the strength of Uniguest, this gives us the opportunity to deliver our aggressive strategic vision for the business.”
Hugh Coghill-Smith, Onelan CCO, added: “As our clients’ needs continue to expand, we are very excited to combine the Tripleplay and Onelan solutions to provide additional value. This presents a considerable opportunity for our customers, partners, and employees.”
Jeff Hiscox, Uniguest CEO, commented: “With the successful acquisition and integration of the Onelan business into our portfolio in 2018, we reviewed a number of providers who could offer complementary solutions which aligned with our core strategy to deliver digital engagement to the industries we operate in. Tripleplay was by far the best solution in the market and fit this profile perfectly; we’re delighted to bring them under the Uniguest umbrella. By pairing Tripleplay with Onelan, we are creating a powerhouse for the AV industry and are excited to start this journey.”