DENVER, CO (June 22, 2022) – Today Edison Interactive, an innovative content as a service (CaaS) provider, announced an integration and partnership with DISH Network. DISH and Edison Interactive have been working closely together to bring innovative entertainment solutions to the hospitality industry.
The collaborative effort reimagines the way hotels and resorts offer streaming content to guests. Edison Interactive uses machine learning and mobile edge computing to personalize the TV experience and help viewers watch what they want when they want via seamless voice control integrations. The initiative is made possible through Edison Interactive’s partnership with DISH Business whose SMARTBOX2™ and OnStream™ platform enables Edison Interactive’s platform to offer a portfolio of live linear, premium channels, and casting with over a thousand streaming apps with a virtual concierge.
“The hospitality industry is working to find innovative ways to deliver guests quality TV and in-room entertainment that’s convenient, curated, and enjoyable,” said Jeremy Ostermiller, co-founder and CEO, Edison Interactive. “We are excited to partner with DISH, a technology leader with strong relationships with all of the major national and international content providers and can provide us with nationwide coverage. We’re honored and humbled to be a DISH integrator for hospitality and look forward to a mutually prosperous relationship.”
Edison Interactive’s leading out-of-home (OOH) content management system for connected devices has already proved successful in golf carts, rental vehicles, ski resorts, elevators and lobbies. The flexible and easy-to-use platform provides engaging, interactive and custom entertainment options. DISH Business enhances the offering by providing a customizable over-the-top (OTT) live linear TV viewing for hotels through DISH Business’ cloud-based OnStream™ platform and their revolutionary SMARTBOX2™ system. Each hotel guest can experience a customized and varied content offering through the platform that curates content to their personal preferences.
“The hospitality industry continues to evolve and is showing an ever-present need for in-room solutions that serve customers’ needs,” said Amir Ahmed, executive vice president, DISH TV. “DISH has always prided itself on being at the forefront of technological advancements. Partnering with companies like Edison Interactive enables us to deliver new and uniquely customizable experiences to hotels and their guests. Their platform’s ability to integrate into existing networks combined with our ability to provide new technologies, services and entertainment solutions is a natural fit, and we look forward to a long and creative partnership with them.”
About Edison Interactive
Edison Interactive is a leading out-of-home (OOH) content management system (CMS) for connected devices in golf cars, rental vehicles, hotel rooms and more. Focused on digitally transforming the customer experience, Edison is known for its vast network of premium displays, digital signage and infotainment solutions. The Edison platform delivers valuable back-end insights and management capabilities for businesses while providing end-users with meaningful content and features that can be monetized. With a predominantly Fortune 500 client base, including Verizon Wireless, Avis Budget Group and Yahoo!, EI was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit www.edisoninteractive.com.
About DISH Business
DISH Business, an organization within DISH Network Corporation, provides television and internet solutions to commercial properties, including hotels, restaurants, bars, multifamily communities, office and retail lobbies, senior living communities and in-flight entertainment. DISH Business revolutionized commercial entertainment solutions with the award-winning SMARTBOX®, a video distribution platform that delivers content across properties of all sizes. Powered by SMARTBOX, the EVOLVE® set-back box integrates streaming apps with live linear DISH programming, transforming hotel in-room entertainment. DISH Fiber, the company’s newest nationwide solution for multifamily communities, provides instant access to gig-powered managed Wi-Fi and live streaming TV property-wide. Visit dish.com/business.