Start to talk about my "other life" here.
Lets start with my job. I am a software test engineer at a TV company in Kirkland, Washington called Digeo. http://www.digeo.com
We just won our 2nd Emmy award.
Check out today's press release..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Moxi™ Media Center Brings Home a Second Emmy®
Media Center Features and Multi-room Technology Build On Award-Winning User Interface
KIRKLAND, Wash. — September 29, 2005 — Digeo, Inc., the developer of the Moxi™ Media Center
software platform, today announced that for the second year in a row, it was awarded an Advanced
Media Technology Emmy®. This year, Digeo’s Moxi Media Center is being recognized by the National
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for outstanding achievement in the category of the
Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms. The award, which recognizes the Moxi Media
Center’s innovative new features in multi-room technology and digital lifestyle applications, was presented
as part of the 57TH ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING EMMY AWARDS yesterday in
Princeton, New Jersey.
“This is the first time that an advanced media technology has been honored with an Emmy Award
two years in a row,” said Shelly Palmer, Chairman of the Advanced Media Committee of NATAS. “I think
the Moxi Media Center captured the imagination of our Blue Ribbon Panel because it empowers
audiences through its simple, intuitive user interface. The Moxi user experience is a “best practices”
example of how technology can and will assist television viewers as they evolve into media consumers.”
Deployed in nearly 200,000 homes, across more than 80 markets by seven cable operators, the
Moxi Media Center is a cable set-top-box platform that combines a built-in digital video recorder (DVR)
with a number of exciting media center capabilities. Among the features recognized by the Academy are
a unique, low-cost, multi-room technology that brings all of the features of the media center to a second
TV in the house; an optional built-in DVD player; an mp3 jukebox and photo library; and the Moxi Ticker
which provides instant access to weather, sports, news, and other information in a compact area beneath
the TV image.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by the Academy for the work we’re doing to dramatically improve
the entertainment experience for consumers,” said Mike Fidler, CEO of Digeo. “We are laser focused on
giving cable operators the technology and applications needed to provide their subscribers with the best
experience possible, and based on the Academy’s voting on our new features, we are doing just that.”
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About Digeo, Inc.
Digeo serves North American cable operators by providing media center platforms that deliver superior economic
performance and higher subscriber satisfaction over an extended useful lifespan. Combining industry-leading
innovations in user-interface design, multi-room architecture, and media center chipsets Digeo is uniquely positioned
to reinforce and extend cable's inherent advantages over competing distributors.
Moving beyond the simple DVR and digital set-top box, the Moxi™ Media Center supports and enhances key cable
initiatives such as On Demand, HDTV, VoIP and OCAP while extending cable services to encompass the full range
of consumer digital media such as music and photography. As the most widely deployed cable media center in North
America, the Moxi Media Center has delivered proven economic value and subscriber appeal.
Backed primarily by Paul Allen's Vulcan, Inc., Digeo has offices in Kirkland, Wash.; Palo Alto, Calif. and Longmont,
Colo. For more information, please visit www.digeo.com.
About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose mission is to recognize excellence, is a professional
service organization for all aspects of the Television, Cable and Satellite industries. Its symbol of excellence, the
Emmy, is awarded in Sports, News/Documentary, Daytime, Technology, and Public/Community Service. Regional
Emmys are given in nineteen regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the Academy has extensive
educational projects, scholarships, publications, and major activities of impact to both industry professionals and the
viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
For more information, press only:
Robin Rees, Digeo, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 425.896.6086
Sheila Bryson, Sparkpr for Digeo, Inc., email@example.com, 415.321.186
Digeo™ and Moxi™ are the trademarks of Digeo, Inc.
Use of the trademarks and service marks of the National Television Academy (“NTA”), including the mark EMMY®, requires the
prior express written permission of National Television Academy.
All other marks are the property of their respective owners.