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MediaSuite from Philips Hotel TV

July 20, 2011

Philips, the provider of TV solutions to the hospitality industry, has unveiled MediaSuite – a new Internet-enabled TV range allowing guests to access a world of online entertainment and information from within the comfort of their hotel room.

Philips’ MediaSuite TVs are the latest addition to Philips’ portfolio of products specially designed for the hotel sector. This new range allows hoteliers to cost-effectively offer guests previously inaccessible interactive services via a wealth of online NetTV apps without the need for a set-top box.

Philips MediaSuite is designed to enable guests to experience the full functionality of the Internet without the need to unpack a laptop or netbook to access the web. Catch-up TV, online apps such as local weather and news, Facebook and Twitter can now be accessed through the TV, meaning guests can be as connected in their hotel room as they are at home. The easy-to-use system includes an innovative remote control specifically designed for intuitive navigation through the range of interactive services.

“Our mission is to help hotel owners and managers around the world deliver a differentiated guest experience in a cost-effective and sustainable way through our Hotel TV solutions. MediaSuite enhances our offering and demonstrates our commitment to providing competitive advantage to our partners through innovation and service,” claimed Wouter Staal, Senior. Global Marketing Manager, Philips Hotel TV.

In unveiling MediaSuite, Philips Hotel TV also revealed survey results that indicate that travellers are attracted to hotels offering interactive TV services:

– 55 per cent said that they would chose a hotel offering an Internet-enabled TV service over one which does not.
– 92 per cent stated they would use NetTV every time they are in a hotel room.
– The most appealing services to access via the Internet were found to be catch-up TV (39 per cent), news (17 per cent) and weather (11 per cent).
– In terms of hospitality specific services, city information (39 per cent) is most in demand, followed concierge services (16 per cent) and airport information (10 per cent).

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