Raleigh, NC; July 21, 2020 – A new, interactive, in-room entertainment solution is now available from Allbridge, the leading provider of data, video, and voice solutions for hospitality, senior living, and healthcare properties nationwide. The DIRECTV Advanced Entertainment Platform (AEP) brings free-to-guest, on-demand, and app-based content from popular networks such as SHOWTIME with a customizable, user-friendly interface and antimicrobial remote.
This new offering enhances Allbridge’s array of over-the-top (OTT) video offerings, delivering a new, cost-effective option for those looking to provide an enhanced DIRECTV user experience for their guests and residents. Through an in-room set top box, this next generation solution adds cloud services to HD COM3000 Systems, combining DIRECTV linear satellite and streaming OTT content into a single platform. With cloud-based monitoring and a reliable, energy-efficient design, this all-encompassing solution transforms the entertainment experience.
When turning on the television, the viewer is greeted by a user-interface customized for the property with brand elements such as their logo, colors, and background image. The easy search-and-highlight menu and simplified guide design enable users to easily navigate to one of the many content selections. AEP delivers traditional DIRECTV channels with hit shows, breaking news, sports, and local channels, delivered via satellite with no broadband consumption, and 4K, HDR, and HD satellite channels are supported. The AEP provides Pro:Idiom decryption capabilities to upgrade any commercial TV for cost-effective programming delivery. Properties can also add their own custom channels to share information with guests and residents with local and over-the-air content insertion features.
In addition to linear content, AEP includes easy to use on-demand streaming content. The platform comes with the DIRECTV On Demand app, which provides access to thousands of hours of popular programming content from the most popular TV networks on demand. Viewers can also choose to use the SHOWTIME App to stream an extensive collection of premium entertainment titles like Billions and Shameless, plus movies, sports, and documentaries. Guests and residents can also use the Hallmark Channel Everywhere App for a wide range of family-friendly content. Music Choice on Demand rounds out the lineup. Users do not have to enter any personal information to access this content, but rather simply click on the tiles in the UI. They are available at no cost to the user.
The platform stays current with cloud-based content delivery and system updates to meet changing market needs.
Allbridge offers a comprehensive portfolio of products in support of the company’s focus to bring an integrated and connected experience to customers and their end-users. Allbridge was established when Bulk TV & Internet, DCI Design Communications, and EthoStream merged, combining expertise in data, video, and voice solutions. The company has brought together the most knowledgeable implementation staff in the industry, and an expansive, nationwide support network.