Raleigh-Durham turns up airport TV

Michelle Clancy | 26-03-2013
The ClearVision airport television network has launched in the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
With the February unveiling of ClearVision in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, RDU's installation marks the second US launch.
The service carries local news, music and sports programming from more than 140 content partners.
"For the more than nine million passengers who travel through RDU each year, our airport is the first and last impression they are left with when visiting the Research Triangle Region," said RDU airport director, Michael Landguth. "Launching ClearVision gives us the opportunity to keep up with the tech-savvy population and communicate with travellers about all that our region has to offer."
Welcoming more than 9.2 million travellers in 2012, RDU is the gateway to three top universities, a renowned high-tech community in Research Triangle Park and a range of tourist attractions ranging from the mountains of western North Carolina to the Atlantic coast.
"Consumer desire for fast, compact video information and entertainment is growing at a rapid pace, especially at airports; ClearVision's shortened versions of popular shows, news and events directly address this opportunity," said Clear Channel Airports' president Toby Sturek. "ClearVision now gives travellers a more varied video entertainment experience while waiting in the airport. Its launch represents a huge step in delivering the information and entertainment that travellers constantly want, while also providing advertisers with a dynamic platform for reaching engaged audiences."