Charter enterprise unit launches new TV products for hotel, hospital and university markets

Charter headquarters building
Each of the new Charter enterprise video offerings expands availability of HD channels, as well compatibility with devices. (Stamford Advocate)

Charter Communications’ Spectrum Enterprises unit today announced a new product portfolio targeted to the hotel, hospital and university markets. 

Each of the new platforms expands availability of HD channels, Charter said, as well compatibility with devices. 

The new offerings include Fiber Connect Plus TV, which delivers HDTV over fiber without a converter box or headend equipment as part of a third-party integrator solution. 

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceVideo!

The Video industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Cable, Media and Entertainment, Telco, and Tech companies rely on FierceVideo for the latest news, trends, and analysis on video creation and distribution, OTT delivery technologies, content licensing, and advertising strategies. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Meanwhile, Set-Back Box TV is targeted to hotels and hospitals, delivering video signals over coax to slim “set-back” boxes that are mounted behind televisions. The platform, which enables customized channel insertion and branding opportunities, features an interactive program guide, the ability to pause live TV and a library over more than 7,000 hours of on-demand content.  

Finally, SpectrumU TV is a video streaming service that delivers live TV, with local channels, regional sports networks, an on-demand content library and an interactive program guide to the university market. It’s available to deploy on campuses via wired and wireless networks, with students tapping in via iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as laptops and desktops. 

RELATED: Comcast launches X1 into the hospitality market

Charter made the announcement today at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference in Houston.

“Hotels, hospitals and universities want a TV solution that fits the needs of their guests, patients or students,” said Peter Agnvall, VP of enterprise TV for Spectrum Enterprise, in a statement. “Our new offerings meet these demands with extensive programming packages available on multiple platforms which deliver a superior viewing experience, either as stand-alone offerings or in conjunction with a third-party solution.”

Suggested Articles

Apple said Monday that its TV+ app was coming to Roku and Fire TV devices, essentially sounding the death knell for Apple TV.

TiVo is launching CubiTV for Android TV, a modular, preintegrated solution for customers interested in the Android TV Operator Tier.

Adobe will give its Advertising Cloud, Audience Manager and Analytics customers the option to target audience segments with first-party data on Roku’s platform.