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Global sales of Philips MediaSuite 'futureproof' Hospitality TVs surpass 110,000

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ATLANTA – Sales of PPDS’ range of Philips MediaSuite TVs for hospitality have surpassed 110,000, quickly becoming the go-to choice for some of the world’s leading hotels and a market leader in parts of Europe.

Going on sale in Europe in late 2019 and available in North America for the first-time last month, the Philips MediaSuite range set a new standard in control, personalization and entertainment for the hotel industry, becoming the world’s first premium professional TVs to feature Chromecast built-inTM.

Installed hotels across the globe in 2020, Philips MediaSuitedeliver a smart TV designed for the hotel room, with the future in mind, while reducing unnecessary hardware upgrades and replacements all while maintaining a consistent experience in every room, offer every hotelier peace of mind.

Built on an Android TVTM OS, these Philips-branded hospitality TVs carry PPDS’ unique ‘Extended Lifetime’ promise, ensuring all of our latestMediaSuites displays, are able to offer a consistent experience, keeping pace with guest expectations, including how they would prefer to consume content – via casting, streaming or traditional linear viewing.

The upgrade also gives access to thousands of apps on Google Play, such as local news, weather and traffic information, as well as content streaming from providers such as Netflix, YouTubeTM, and Spotify, and Disney+.

Overwhelming response

Such innovations have proven to be of significant benefit to hoteliers impacted by the current climate, offering significant cost savings both today and in the future.

Joe King, VP, PPDS Commercial Display, North America, commented: “When PPDSfirst unveiled the Philips MediaSuiterange at ISE 2019, it signaled a significant change for the hospitality industry by raising the bar for what a hotel TV can offer, both to the hotelier and to their guests.”

“As a company, we have been overwhelmed by the response from the market and we’re delighted that MediaSuite is bringing incredible benefits to more than 110,000* hotel rooms and millions of guests around the world, which now includes North America.”

Maximum RoI / Maximum Performance

He added: “The creation of MediaSuite was a culmination of years of extensive research and discussion with hotels, both small independents and multi-national groups, to understand and to provide a solution that meets their own and their guest needs, not just for today, but into the future.”

“We couldn’t have predicted the financial pressures placed on the hospitality industry due to the global pandemic, but we’re proud that our strategy is able to provide some relief to customers with our ‘Extended Lifetime’ guarantee. The Netflix-ready integration, has been a valuable feature and demonstrates a great business case for choosing MediaSuite; guests can immediately access their own Netflix account securely, and pick up where they last left off on their favorite Netflix show.”

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