Uniguest acquires Tripleplay to complement its acquisition of ONELAN, bringing market-leading solutions to its global customers and key vertical markets, creating the world’s largest IPTV, digital signage, and room booking solutions provider.
Tripleplay, a leading developer of IPTV, digital signage, and video streaming solutions has today announced it has been acquired by Uniguest; following its acquisition of ONELAN in June 2018. Merging Tripleplay into the Uniguest portfolio provides mutual access to technology, expertise, and partners as the digital signage industry continues to undergo a period of consolidation amongst providers.
As part of Uniguest, this new division will be a key component of a global organisation that enables Tripleplay and ONELAN to leverage the group’s financial and support infrastructure to drive significant global expansion and service plans.
With ever-increasing demands to deliver live TV and video as part of a digital signage solution across key verticals, combining the respective strengths of the two organisations ensures customers can confidently access the best-in-class IPTV and digital signage as a complete solution from a single global organisation to meet their customers’ specific requirements.
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 award-winning 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.
“This acquisition is a game changer for Tripleplay and will bring significant advantages to our valued customers and partners,” Rickless said. “Our market-leading solutions combined with the ONELAN product set will be one of the most powerful combinations available in today’s market, and the partnership will allow us to deliver innovation and enhanced service. 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.”
“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,” Jeff Hiscox, Uniguest CEO, commented. “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.”
Tripleplay is a market leader in the development and delivery of IPTV, digital signage, and video streaming solutions. With over 5,000 server deployments worldwide and a global network of over 100 integration partners, Tripleplay is a genuine global business.
Tripleplay has vast experience in the sports and arena industry, banking and finance, hospitality and accommodation, as well as clients in several other industries. Its solutions include a full digital signage CMS, IPTV headend, mobile and desktop streaming and VOD apps, and an interactive portal solution for accommodation TV delivery.
Tripleplay is headquartered in the UK, with regional headquarters in Florida, Spain, Singapore, and the UAE with teams across the globe in strategic locations.