Empathy Lab Wins For Best Innovation & Breakthrough at Liberty Global's 2012 Technology Summit

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Empathy Lab, one of the world’s leading digital consultancies focused on ecommerce and broadband solutions across all connected devices, was awarded the 2012 Global Vendor Award for Innovation and Breakthrough by Liberty Global at their annual technology summit in Amsterdam.

“We’re thrilled to be involved with such a revolutionary initiative,” said Kevin Labick. “Liberty Global is one of the few companies we’ve seen who are fearlessly reimagining and reinventing their customer products.”

The award is designed to recognize the leading partner among over 1000 vendors who support Liberty Global in their strategic and operational initiatives. Empathy Lab won in the category of Innovation and Breakthrough as a direct result on their work for Horizon TV Online which launched earlier this week. Empathy Lab envisioned, designed and developed the browser and iOS application products as part of the cross-platform digital entertainment experience. Pushing the boundaries of both the user interface design and the supporting technology, the solution provides Liberty Global customers with more than 75 streaming channels and intuitive, personalized recommendations for shows and movies based upon their viewing patterns and preferences.

The award was presented to Empathy Lab CEO, Kevin Labick, by LGI’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Balan Nair.

"In selecting companies to receive our Vendor Awards, we looked for those partners that have consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality, innovation and an ability to collaborate," said Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global. "We want to thank our partners for helping us to create the highest quality products and services that frequently exceed our customers' expectations. Liberty Global's track record of success is due in large part to our suppliers."

“We’re thrilled to be involved with such a revolutionary initiative,” said Kevin Labick. “Liberty Global is one of the few companies we’ve seen who are truly committed to defending their leadership position in the industry by fearlessly reimagining and reinventing their customer products. They simply refuse to allow anyone to pass them by.”

The winners of the Liberty Global Technology Awards are selected based on input from a large number of senior executives across the entire Liberty Global group. This is the fifth time that Liberty Global has acknowledged its relationship with its partners and suppliers in this way.

Liberty Global is the leading international cable company, with operations in 13 countries. They connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Their market-leading television, broadband internet, and telephony services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connect 20 million customers who subscribe to 34 million services as of June 30, 2012.

Liberty Global’s consumer brands include UPC, Unitymedia, KabelBW, Telenet and VTR. Operations also include Cellomedia, a content division, UPC Business, a commercial services division and Liberty Global Ventures, an investment fund. For more information, please visit http://www.lgi.com.

Empathy Lab is a leading digital consultancy focused on driving breakthrough strategies and experiences that drive business success across web, mobile, tablet and smart TV for Fortune 500 and fast-growth organizations around the world. Empathy Lab’s clients include Liberty Global, the American Red Cross, Avon, Comcast, DirecTV, TJX, NBCU, Nintendo, Rogers Communications, Sony, Chartis/AIG, Sentara Healthcare, Chubb, Reed Elsevier, and Philosophy. For more information, please visit http://www.empathylab.com.

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