3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for STBs and multiscreen entertainment, has announced that Nordic region pay-TV provider, Allente, has chosen 3SS and its 3READY Product Framework to power its new B2B entertainment offering for the hospitality industry.
Allente assigned 3SS to develop a dedicated new app, based on Android TV OS, to launch the service aimed at elevating the ‘hotel TV’ experience. In the first integration for the new service, 3SS created the app to support viewing on TV sets from Philips Professional Display Solutions which are specifically designed for hotels.
Jon Espen Nergård, Allente CTO, said: “3SS has proven yet again to be the ideal partner, and 3READY the right product platform, to drive our business forward. We strongly believe in the 3READY Entertainment Ecosystem and its benefits in terms of time-to-market and continuous innovation.”
Roger von Zernichow, B2B Director at Allente, added: “The quality of in-room entertainment is important when staying in a hotel, both when travelling alone and with others. We have therefore developed a service that gives the guest an equally good TV experience as at home, while significantly reducing operational complexity for hotels.”
The new service gives hotel managers greater flexibility in channel choice, and allows guests to pause and rewind TV shows, watch catch-up TV, and more. Hotel-specific information, such as details on facilities and check-out procedures, as well as access to third-party sites that may interest the guest, are also integrated in the 3SS-designed and engineered UI.
“We really value our relationship with 3SS, and we are eager to press ahead with developing this emerging opportunity to bring next-level video entertainment to more people and in more environments,” Nergård added.