Michelle Clancy | 06-09-2013
Bright House Networks Business Solutions has expanded the deployment of its set-back box (SBB) to the hospitality market in Orlando and Tampa. It provides more than 70 HD channels, free video-on-demand (VOD) and an interactive programming guide.
"Our innovative set-back box makes it easy for our hospitality customers to provide great service to their guests," said Craig Cowden, senior vice president of network engineering, operations and enterprise solutions at Bright House Networks. "We are pleased that our customised products and services are able to help more properties throughout the Orlando and Tampa areas enhance their guests' TV viewing experience with more HD channels and an interactive channel guide."
The SBB, which was initially launched by Bright House Networks in late 2012, conveniently mounts to the back of a television and provides a co-branded interactive menu similar to that which guests are used to in their homes. The SBB also encrypts and decrypts premium channels such as HBO and Showtime, so that hotels no longer need Pro:Idiom televisions to receive premium channel services. And, it provides hotels the ability to create custom channels for their own programming and information, as well as the ability to manage programming and parental controls through a management portal.
"We are thrilled to begin offering our guests Bright House Networks' advanced hospitality solutions, including their set-back box technology," said Rehana Mohamed, general manager at Holiday Inn Express Melbourne. "We can now help guests feel a little more at home while traveling by giving them the same comfortable and easy TV experience."
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the US and the second largest in Florida, with systems located in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California. It serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high speed data, home security and automation and voice services.