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DISH smartbox for Motel 6 chain

April 23, 2015

Motel 6, one of the largest motel chains in the US, and World Cinema, a specialist in delivering satellite TV to hotels, and DISH Network have completed a multi-year agreement through which DISH and World Cinema will deliver HD satellite TV service and high speedIinternet access to the motel chain’s more than 500 corporately owned and operated properties.

“Motel 6 understands the importance of technology that is scalable, economical and energy-efficient,” said Robert Grosz, vice president of Commercial Sales for DISH. “Based on Motel 6’s preferences, we tailored a smartbox solution that features channel options and scrolling guide functionality that will enrich each guest’s stay at the motel.”

“Our goal is to deliver the best possible in-room experience, and the smartbox solution has provided that capability,” said Tom Lusk, vice president of Procurement at Motel 6.  “After reviewing many competitive offers, we quickly determined we could get the same channels for less with DISH and World Cinema and pass that savings onto our guests.  We will now be able to provide HD quality video to all guests while also lowering our environmental impact through lower energy consumption.”

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