GigNet Partners with World Cinema to Offer In-Room Hotel Entertainment in the Mexican Caribbean

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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GigNet, a digital infrastructure company with a 19,200 fiber-kilometer broadband network from Costa Mujeres to Cancun to Tulum, announced a partnership with World Cinema, Inc., a provider of in-room entertainment in North America, to offer “over-the-top (OTT)” streaming and casting solutions to hotel properties in the Mexican Caribbean. OTT media service enables guests to view live television programming on personal devices and stream their content over the Internet from the comfort of their guest room on personal devices.

The service, branded “WorldVue® Powered by GigNet,” allows hotels to customize their TV menu screen with the services and information for their guests, such as spa, restaurants, gym hours, maps and directions, and featured amenities.

In addition to powerful streaming apps, the platform includes hotel brand standard apps, with future apps released at no cost to the property. For security, all guest credentials are cleared upon check in and out.

Optional add-ons include LG-Branded Commercial Televisions and the casting solution Chromecast powered by WorldVue® that allows guests to use the apps on their personal devices for their viewing pleasure in three simple steps: connect to the hotel’s Wi-Fi; pull up content on their personal device; and, connect to the TV and start casting.

The rapid increase in popularity of OTT services, and expectations to have these services become more readily accessible to guests away from home, have given GigNet and World Cinema the opportunity to offer this world-class technology.