SONIFI Solutions Selected by Hilton Worldwide As a Preferred Guest Entertainment Service Partner Company Builds on Relationship Spanning Two Decades by Delivering a Unique Mix of DIRECTV and On Demand Content to U.S. Properties
LOS ANGELES and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SONIFI SolutionsTM, the leading provider of end-to-end content and connectivity solutions for the hospitality industry, announced today that it has been selected by Hilton Hotels Worldwide (HWI) as one of two preferred service partners to provide Content Services, such as DIRECTV Free-To-Guest (FTG) programming and On Demand Content.
With service in 1.4 million guest rooms worldwide and 30 years of experience, SONIFI offers the most comprehensive suite of solutions available to the hospitality industry, including unique, customizable interactive guest services. SONIFI will offer Hilton Worldwide properties across the United States its flagship STAY1000 enterprise solution, which not only delivers DIRECTV FTG programming, but includes a broad array of On Demand Content options. In addition to STAY1000, SONIFI will also offer the DIRECTV Residential Experience ("DRE") System which provides access to DIRECTV's programming, including more than 160 HD channels and premium sports and movie content.
The new agreement extends one of the longest-standing relationships in the hospitality industry. Over their nearly 15-year relationship, SONIFI has provided HWI with innovative in-room guest entertainment including the first-ever pay-per-view systems and, more recently, mobility solutions that let guests control their in-room televisions and view on demand content via mobile app.
"After a careful assessment of possible providers, SONIFI Solutions offered a combination of product, service, experience and value," said Josh Weiss, vice president, brand and guest technology, Hilton Worldwide. "Our partnership with SONIFI will deliver excellent programming to our guests across our distinctive brands nationwide."
"We are excited to deepen our longstanding relationship with Hilton Worldwide," said Mike Ribero, CEO of SONIFI Solutions. "We are committed to working with HWI to ensure that all their properties offer the highest quality and most innovative guest entertainment experiences available anywhere."
Hotels can call 888.563.8442 or request a proposal at sonifi.com/requestforproposal to take advantage of new SONIFI programs.
About SONIFI Solutions
SONIFI Solutions is the leading end-to-end interactive content and connectivity solutions provider for the hospitality and healthcare industries. SONIFI serves approximately 1.4 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's core services include: Interactive Television, Broadband, Connectivity, and Advertising Media Solutions along with unparalleled nationwide technical and professional support services. SONIFI Solutions owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands SONIFI Solutions, The Hotel Networks and SONIFI Health Solutions. For more information, please visit www.sonifi.com.
About Hilton Worldwide:
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 17 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.
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