Charter expands biz TV portfolio

June 19, 2018
At the HITEC Houston 2018 hospitality technology conference, Spectrum Enterprise, the business services arm of Charter Communications ...

At the HITEC Houston 2018 hospitality technology conference, Spectrum Enterprise, the business services arm of Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) announced an expansion of its Enterprise TV Portfolio, offering enterprises a choice of video channel lineups and platforms.

All of the new offerings provide more than 200 HDTV channels including core bundles with sports, Latino and international programming, and add-on premium and music channels.

"Hotels, hospitals and universities want a TV solution that fits the needs of their guests, patients or students," said Peter Agnvall, vice president, Enterprise TV, Spectrum Enterprise. "Our new offerings meet these demands with extensive programming packages available on multiple platforms which deliver a superior viewing experience, either as stand-alone offerings or in conjunction with a third-party solution."

Specific products include:

  • Fiber Connect Plus TV is an HDTV video programming service delivered over fiber and supports channel insertion. It is intended for hotels, hospitals and universities looking for a solution without a converter box or as part of a third-party integrator solution. The service does not require any headend equipment on-premises.
  • Set-Back Box TV provides a customizable video service with a homelike TV viewing experience. Set-Back Box TV delivers HDTV programming to the premises via coax and then is distributed to set-back boxes that are mounted behind each TV set. The service can be customized with channel insertion and branding capabilities. It features an interactive program guide, the ability to pause live TV and a library of more than 7,000 hours of on-demand content.
  • SpectrumU TV is a video streaming service delivering live TV, with local channels and regional sports networks, interactive program guide and an on-demand content library. The multiscreen TV capability is available to students on campus via a wired or wireless network using iOS and Android mobile devices as well as Mac and PC compatible tablets, laptops and desktops. After a field test with more than 24 clients, SpectrumU TV is scheduled to be generally available later this month for colleges and universities in the Spectrum Enterprise national footprint.
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