GigNet, a Digital Infrastructure company with a 19,200 fiber-kilometer broadband network from Costa Mujeres to Cancun to Tulum, has announced a partnership with World Cinema, Inc., a leader of in-room entertainment in North America, to provide “over-the-top (OTT)” streaming and casting solutions to hotel properties in the Mexican Caribbean, the company said.
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 WiFi; 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.
GigNet is the Mexican Caribbean brand of GigNet, Inc. Through its Mexico operating subsidiaries, GigNet, S.A. de C.V., and Sanalto Redes Peninsular, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the Digital Infrastructure company is a fully licensed telecommunications provider in Mexico. The company is actively adding customers to its 19,200 fiber-kilometer broadband network in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the largest and fastest growing tourism destinations in the world, with over 160,000 hotel rooms and over 23 million annual airport visitors. For company Information: www.GigNetInc.com
World Cinema is a market provider of novating and delivering technology and services to guest-centric properties. From its start in 1974, the company is one of the first property technology innovators. Today World Cinema is building on that legacy as a stable and trusted provider of video and data services to some of the largest owners and managers of hotel and multi-family brands in the world.