InnSpire, a provider of a comprehensive technology suite that helps drive a seamless, world-class guest experience for some of the world’s most iconic hotels and brands, announced the expansion of its 5-year strategic partnership with Techlive International, a global provider of comprehensive content portfolio and global TV services to the hotel and healthcare sectors. The new agreement has been extended to include Airtime, the world’s first hospitality cloud-based movie and content streaming service that eliminates the need for on-site servers or other additional hardware.
Techlive’s new Airtime solution is compatible with leading smart TV providers, such as Samsung, LG and Philips Android, and is available in 188 countries. Its flexible commercial models (including a zero OPEX option) enable hotel properties to offer outstanding entertainment options to their guests, including early-release blockbuster Hollywood movies in up to a dozen languages, along with award-winning TV features and international channels. Because Airtime is cloud-based, it eliminates the need for additional hardware, reducing costs and expediting deployment, while simplifying system management for the property.
“Historically, hotel TV content has been delivered via on-premise servers, which require additional time and costs for installation,” said Reece Aherne, Business Development Manager with Techlive International. “Through our partnership with InnSpire, all that is needed to access Airtime’s plethora of cloud-based content is a compatible commercial TV and an internet connection.”
The early release movies are automatically added to the system as soon as they are released in each specific country, ensuring maximum exposure to the guests. Techlive offers a wide umbrella of studio content like Disney, Pixar and Universal, along with a full spectrum of lifestyle content, such as fitness & wellness, luxury fashion, and a variety of live international TV channels. Currently, there are over 200 movies on Airtime, which typically refresh with four to five new titles each month.
The Airtime cloud-based service enhances InnSpire’s IPTV solutions by offering yet another entertainment option for guests of its client properties. Unlike casting and streaming from their own mobile devices, Airtime is accessible directly from the TV and does not require a separate login or subscription. Guests simply pay for what they watch via a secure payment gateway. Alternatively, hotels may opt to pay a fixed fee and offer the content free to the guest as an added-value service.
“We have partnered with Techlive since 2018 to bring the most robust and desirable IPTV content to the guests of our clients’ properties around the globe,” said Martin Chevalley, InnSpire CEO. “We look forward to deploying Airtime to make it even easier and more cost effective for our clients to enhance their guests’ stays with the latest in in-room entertainment.”
In addition to its comprehensive IPTV platform, InnSpire’s award-winning digital solutions work collaboratively to allow for guest control over their entire travel experience, from guestroom access to temperature and lighting. The company’s full-featured Guest Journey App, its InnCable and InnSmart in-room TV solutions, iOT-based room controls and the innovative “F&B Anywhere” solution all work in concert via the property’s Wi-Fi network to provide travelers and hotel operators with seamless and highly personalized command over the guest experience.