Anevia and Infinitum Media announced the official launch of their integrated On Demand TV service, a VOD package designed for the hospitality industry.
Anevia's Flamingo headend enables hotels to seamlessly receive linear channels over satellite, cable, DTT, and now over the Internet. Hotels can thereby differentiate their service offerings by fulfilling special guest requests at any time. The headend broadcasts the new channels instantly within the hotel, through the existing coax or Ethernet network to the rooms.
Infinitum Media provides a cloud-based content management system, via a Web portal, with a portfolio of more than 250 premium linear TV channels around the world. The system is integrated with Anevia's Flamingo headend, and a hotel or its integrator can see what TV channels are available in their respective countries. Hotels can select their desired channels, which are instantly delivered to the hotel's headend and made available to hotel guests in their rooms.
The service is easily accessible to hotels that already use an Anevia headend. They just need to ask Infinitum Media for a login code, select the channels and start viewing. The subscription package is flexible; selected channels can be activated or de-activated per month, depending on hotel events or guests' seasonal requirements.
Ivonne Prugnaud, vice president, Sales Worldwide Enterprise, at Anevia, said: "Thanks to the integration with Infinitum Media's On Demand TV portal, hotels can now enhance the guest experience by offering a wide choice of TV channels from all over the world, with cleared license rights."
"Our partnership with Anevia is a perfect match since Anevia's Flamingo is already deployed in thousands of hotels worldwide, with the ability to receive and stream IPTV channels," said Julian Foxon, co-founder at Infinitum Media. "Hotels want to provide a home-away-from-home experience that satisfies their guests' needs. With Infinitum Media's CMS, we offer TV channels that really matter to guests. As the guest mix changes, the TV channel lineup evolves accordingly to match the changing requirements."