DALLAS, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is working with owners and operators of Hyatt hotels to offer guests exceptional entertainment. We'll provide cutting-edge DIRECTV shows, movies and more in nearly 75,000 hotel rooms in the United States.
This will be the free-to-guest in-room experience. While some Hyatt hotels offer DIRECTV today, we'll add more through the term of the master service agreement. Guests at participating Hyatt hotels will get more shows and control over what they're watching – and the hotels benefit with streamlined content ownership.
Participating Hyatt hotels will also have access to the groundbreaking AT&T DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE). Guests at these properties can access nearly 100 HD channels, exclusive sports programing. They also get a user-friendly interactive program guide and select DVR capabilities. This turns hotel rooms into living rooms with an entertainment experience guests already know and love.
"By continuing to work directly with Hyatt, we open up more T.V. channel options for hotels. And importantly, we improve the in-room entertainment experience for guests," said Doug Eichler, vice president, AT&T Commercial DIRECTV Sales. "We're providing hotels and their guests with the best programming options available in the U.S."
"We are focused on building distinct experiences for guests that fit their preferences. We chose DIRECTV as our preferred television programming service in the United States because of their continued reliability, commitment to keeping service affordable and the extensive programming options," said Jeff Bzdawka, senior vice president, Hyatt. "They have proven to be highly committed to the hospitality space, continuing to leverage their considerable power and scale with content providers to generate new access to content."
These and other new offerings will be available to current and future guests of Hyatt hotels in the U.S. that subscribe to DIRECTV services through any of DIRECTV's authorized hospitality dealers.
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