Welcome!

News Feed Item

LG Electronics Serves Up Interactive Fan Experiences At 2014 US Open

Fans to Experience Tennis Action on Latest OLED and Ultra HD 4K TVs, New LG G3 Smartphone - Onsite, at Home and On-the-Go

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA is serving up a wide range of interactive fan experiences at the US Open Tennis Championships, which starts this week at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens.

LG Electronics serves up interactive fan experiences at 2014 US Open

Engaging tennis fans onsite, at home and on-the-go through its latest television and smartphone innovations, LG is the Official Electronics Partner and Official Mobile Device Partner of the 2014 US Open, which runs through Sept 8.

Spectators and fans will enjoy a variety of experiences with LG. Onsite at the LG Winner's Circle, tennis fans will have fun engaging in tennis-themed activities through interactions with the new LG G3 smartphone, LG's OLED TVs delivering deeper, richer colors and stunning contrast, and LG Ultra HD 4K TVs with four times the resolution of Full HD. Both new TV categories feature LG's Smart TV+ webOS™ platform, an intuitive user interface that makes accessing streaming content and apps fast and simple.*

The 1,300 square foot LG Winner's Circle is located at the NTC and features:

  • The "LG webOS Challenge," in which fans will compete against one another to answer US Open-themed trivia questions using the LG Magic Remote and LG's new webOS-enabled smart TVs,
  • The "LG OLED Challenge" where "on court" shots can be reviewed on LG's amazing OLED TVs to determine if a shot is in or out by more than the 4mm thickness of the LG OLED screen,
  • A "Swing in 4K" station where fans can watch their tennis swings live on an LG's new 84-inch class (83.8 inches measured diagonally) Ultra HD TV, and
  • The "LG G3 Selfie Station," where fans can pose after a winning shot and have their selfies taken using the LG G3 smartphone's Gesture Shutter feature.

The fun isn't limited to those fortunate enough to get to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Through the official 2014 US Open App, available on Aug. 25 via the Google Play Store, users can join the US Open Live Prediction Challenge Presented by LG G3. Fans can play along with the action by predicting what might happen next to earn points toward cool LG prizes. LG mobile device users will earn valuable extra points and enjoy exclusive access to the LG Leaderboard.** 

Spectators at the US Open and fans experiencing the excitement from home will see the LG Ultra HD TV logo signage courtside in Arthur Ashe Stadium and the LG G3 signage courtside in Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand Stadium.

"LG's innovative products help fans create fun, memorable experiences," said David VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA. "We're honored to bring fans those experiences, whether it's onsite at the US Open in New York, at home, or on-the-go through the amazing picture quality of our OLED and Ultra HD TVs and our smartphones."

"We are very excited to have LG as a new partner for 2014," said Lew Sherr, Chief Revenue Officer of the USTA.  "LG's gallery activation will enhance the fan experience on-site and the new predictive game presented by the LG G3 smartphone on the US Open mobile app gives fans a new and innovative way to connect with the Open."  

For more information on LG's US Open initiatives, please go to www.LG.com/DoGameDayRight.

* Wireless Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Agreement to smart TV terms and conditions required to use certain smart features. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.  The Magic Remote does not come equipped with all smart TVs.  WebOS does not support Flash. In order to receive Netflix 4K content you will need a high speed internet plan capable of receiving 20Mb per second of data.

** For details, including contest rules, visit www.usopen.org/en_US/interactive/mobile/index.html.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $53 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About the United States Tennis Association (USTA)
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level, from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.  A not-for-profit organization with more than 750,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking eight summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA's national charitable foundation, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, "like" the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.

LG Electronics logo.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140825/139359

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/CG42292LOGO-d

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nihon Micron will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nihon Micron Co., Ltd. strives for technological innovation to establish high-density, high-precision processing technology for providing printed circuit board and metal mount RFID tags used for communication devices. For more inf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...