Sky Italia has reached a new agreement with Universal Electronics (UEI) to provide three versions of its remote control for subscribers to the DTH platform. The familiar Sky remote, used as far apart as the UK and Australia, has been a feature of Sky Italia since the platform launched in July 2003. The UEI remote control database of 307,000 device codes allows a single handset to be used for the control of both satellite receiver and TV display – the job of the marketing department is also eased having a single remote control across all products – regardless of manufacturer.
UEI will provide remotes under the Sky Italia label for standard set top boxes, the MySky digital video recorder, and high definition set-top boxes. The agreement also extends to the supply of accessories including cables and adaptors.