By Anne Morris
Multiscreen video software company Easel TV has partnered with Airwave to create the Airtime video-on demand platform for the hospitality smart TV market.
The service, based on Easel TV’s Suggested TV platform and delivered to Samsung Hospitality TVs, will be made available in selected hotels across the UK now and globally from 2016, giving guests the freedom and choice to search and find programmes and movies to watch on demand in their hotel room on the hospitality TV.
Suggested TV is Easel TV’s cloud-based software-as-a-service solution for multiscreen content delivery with a televisual user experience. The latest version, launched at IBC, gives more control to content owners with improved analytics, enhanced reporting, enhanced security and the ability to run promotional campaigns.
Airwave is a European supplier, installer and integrator of digital hotel televisions, signage and audio visual equipment, providing digital ready televisions to hotels, hospitals, student accommodations and commercial buildings.
Bill Scott, chief operating and commercial officer of Easel TV, said the service gives Airwave a cloud-based alternative to traditional hotel TV systems that makes it easier for hotels to install and removes operational and support issues.
“Airwave now has the tools to provide a valuable service to hotel guests for in-room entertainment with flexible pricing and promotional tools for multiple global markets,” Scott noted. “At IBC this year we are showcasing this service on our stand along with other services we have built such as the award-winning Curzon Home Cinema platform.”