FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2006
Hospitality Network inks deal with Lionsgate for delivery of high-definition movies in select Las Vegas properties
HENDERSON, Nev. – Cox Business Services / Hospitality Network (CBS), the leading provider of in-room guest video and data technology services to the hotel-gaming industry today announced the finalization of an agreement to begin showing high-definition movies in select Las Vegas properties. CBS has been operating under the terms of the agreement and showing high-definition Lionsgate titles since April.
Under the agreement, CBS will offer On DEMAND high-definition versions of recent Lionsgate theatrical titles. Many of these titles are still playing in theaters when they premiere in CBS hotel rooms.
“We’re thrilled at being able to bring high-definition movie content from Lionsgate into guest rooms,” said David Blau, vice president and general manger of CBS. “The enormous difference these high-definition titles make when compared to standard definition movies is incredible. This is really going to improve in-room movie viewing experi- ences.”
High-definition selections from Lionsgate that have been already been offered or will soon be offered include, “The Descent,” “Crank,” “Employee of the Month,” Akeelah and the Bee,” and “See No Evil.” High-definition movies are crisper and clearer than standard resolution, because they have over five times the information than standard content. Life-like picture quality and digital sound are two major benefits of high-definition that truly change the way people watch movies.
Hospitality Networks offers hotel guests hit movies that are still playing in theaters months before they are avail- able on residential pay-per-view or video. It also provides a variety of independent films to compliment its library of mainstream Hollywood hit movies.
About Cox Business Services
Cox Business Services is a division of Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., the nation’s third largest cable broadband communications company. A full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions, Cox Business Services excels at helping businesses of all sizes generate greater efficiencies. The company offers high- speed Internet services; switched voice and long-distance services; and dedicated voice, data and video transport services for home offices, small, medium and large-sized businesses, school districts and hospitality, government and military properties in 28 markets across the nation. For more information, visit www.coxbusiness.com.
Hospitality Network, a product line brand of Cox Business Services-Las Vegas, provides state-of-the-art video- on-demand, free-to-guest cable television, Internet-TV as well as wired and wireless data solutions to more than 120,000 guest rooms in the world’s largest gaming hotels and resorts. Its clients are located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Caribbean. Visit www.coxhn.com for further information.