ROOMNET joins forces with industry veterans to deliver cloud-based live linear content to the hospitality industry within an application-based framework.
ROOMNET is pleased to announce the formation and launch of telev8, a provider of a multi-tenant managed video delivery platform, designed to streamline and modernize the free-to-guest TV experience.
Since COVID took hold, hotels have become highly cost conscious and are actively looking for ways to reduce costs. Providing live linear video content is one of the highest monthly recurring costs that they carry. It is expected that by the end of 2022, 57% of American homeowners will have cut-the-cord. Hoteliers are reacting by removing their linear television content offering entirely. At telev8, we believe hotels should have a fairly priced turnkey video delivery solution so that guests can continue to have choice of content to enjoy in their guest rooms.
The telev8 platform uses modern and innovative IP-based delivery techniques, coupled with direct content agreements, to drive down the cost of delivering content to hotels. The platform provides end-to-end DRM protection and AES 256 security, to ensure the content is protected all the way from the data-center to the hotel television.
Brian Cunningham, COO of ROOMNET, had this to say, “Cloud-based IPTV delivery is the next frontier as evidenced across the globe within the consumer marketplace. We are now able to deliver the same experience to hospitality and commercial markets". telev8 has been founded by a like-minded group of seasoned industry veterans across the hospitality, programming, video delivery & ISP management sectors and ROOMNET is incredibly excited to be a founding member of telev8.”
Charles Siemonsma, Co-CEO of telev8 and CEO of co-founding member Interact Technologies said, “telev8’s multi-tenant streaming solution delivers an enhanced video experience within an application framework, seamlessly blending together live and on demand television. telev8's “Live TV” app will be positioned next to other widely available video streaming apps like Netflix, ESPN+, Disney+ and others, so that it can be easily accessed by guests.
By collapsing the current TV delivery supply chain and establishing direct relationships with content partners, telev8 will bring equilibrium back to the hospitality industry, providing a price correction that will allow hotels to continue to provide relevant linear cable television programming, as well as realize new revenue streams.”
telev8 will initially launch with support for WebOS, tvOS and Android TV platforms. ROOMNET will be demonstrating all three operating systems of telev8’s Live TV App at booth #1108 at HiTEC Dallas.
telev8 LLC provides ground-breaking linear TV content distribution via a turnkey cloud-based IP solution, minimizing the costs of hardware on-site and with reduced distribution costs. telev8’s goals are to innovate and elevate the TV experience in hospitality, reduce content subscription costs and createing new revenue streams for hotels. The principal founders of telev8 are ROOMNET TV LLC, Interact Technologies, LLC & Petrichor LLC. Join the (r)evolution at telev8.tv.
ROOMNET reimagines the guest TV experience with Apple and its IPTV platform. Delivering a modern, home-away intuitive guest entertainment solution for hotels, guests now enjoy the best of linear TV content alongside access to their own favorites like Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, TV + and much more. Pick up right where you left off at home as your content now travels with you! Deep in-stay engagement gives the hotel white glove touchpoints with its guests as well as access to new revenue streams transforming legacy guestroom entertainment into a guest engagement and satisfaction powerhouse. Find out more at ROOMNET.COM.
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