Universal Electronics’ New TV Remote Clicks with WOW!

Cutting-Edge Remote to Include Dedicated Netflix®
Button For Easy Access to Streaming Service

SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal
Electronics Inc.
(UEI) (NASDAQ:UEIC), the worldwide leader in
sensing and control technologies for the smart home, today announced
that it has been selected by WOW! Internet, cable & phone (WOW!) to
develop and manufacture a cutting-edge remote control optimized for
WOW!’s ULTRA whole-home DVR services.

“UEI is helping us deliver exciting new user-friendly features in a
remote control design that simplifies the way viewers interact with
video content,” said Cash Hagen, COO of WOW!. “We know our customers
will love the look and feel, and find it’s a powerful touchpoint for
their video experience.”

The most notable new feature of the remote is a dedicated Netflix key,
which enables the user to easily and efficiently access the popular
streaming service with the single push of a button. This feature
eliminates the need to change inputs on the television or change devices
to access the streaming service, avoiding some of the common challenges
consumers face when accessing alternative home entertainment sources.

“The way consumers navigate and consume video is shifting rapidly, so
we’ve invested heavily to develop new features and design options to
deliver an elegantly-designed remote that fits in with today’s
content-rich video services,” said Steve Gutman, SVP, Subscription
Broadcast Business Unit – Americas at UEI. “We’re confident that WOW!
subscribers will benefit tremendously from the enhanced features
provided in their new remote control.”

The new remote will include a range of enhanced capabilities and elegant
design features, including:

  • embedded RF4CE technology, enabling superior control without
    the need for line-of-sight between the remote and STB;
  • laser-etched keys and backlighting for enhanced visibility in
    both well-lit and dark settings;
  • optimized number of keys for intuitive “any user” application;
    and
  • a simplified 3-key set up process for universal television
    control.

The new remote is slated for availability to WOW! ULTRA whole-home DVR
subscribers beginning in early 2017.

About Universal Electronics

Universal
Electronics Inc.
(NASDAQ:UEIC) is the worldwide leader in universal
control and sensing technologies for the smart home. For more
information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

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Contacts

for Universal Electronics Inc.
Bob
Gold & Associates

Chris Huppertz, 310-320-2010
Chris@bobgoldpr.com