A Parent Media Co. Inc. Signs Deal with GuestTek Interactive Entertainment to deliver Kidoodle.TV® to Hotels around the World
July 27, 2016 11:12am
Bringing kids’ shows and video storage-and-playback solutions to hotel guests, globally
CALGARY, ALBERTA — July 27, 2016 — A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”) today announced that it has teamed up with GuestTek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (“GuestTek”) to equip GuestTek enabled hotels with APMC’s family-oriented entertainment service, Kidoodle.TV®, and its proprietary, video-storage, playback and sharing feature called ‘Family Moments™’.
The Kidoodle.TV streaming service is designed to keep little viewers happy within a safe, time controllable, on-demand environment while giving peace of mind to caregivers. Featuring thousands of hours of entertainment and hits from popular children’s content producers from around the world, Kidoodle.TV delivers a diversity of family-appropriate shows, movies and music videos for kids within a controlled setting while allowing for independent navigation and discoverability.
Additionally, the Family Moments feature within Kidoodle.TV keeps families happy and organized by allowing them to quickly upload, view and share their holiday travel videos to family and friends anywhere in the world.
GuestTek is the world's largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry, equipping over 640,000 hotel rooms worldwide with technologies that provide hotel guests with converged data, video and telephony services. Joining forces with APMC, one of the leading providers of kids’ on-demand media services is just another way GuestTek is bringing the best of interactive technologies to its guests worldwide.
“We think Kidoodle.TV is a terrific entertainment platform for kids and offers a much needed solution for our travelling families who want to relax and watch their favorite TV shows, movies and home videos in and around the hotel and on the devices of their choosing,” says GuestTek President and CEO, Arnon Levy, “Ultimately, our combined technologies let our guests enjoy a new experience that makes their stay that much more enjoyable.”
Specifically built to preserve memories and alleviate the “device is full, cannot take video” storage crisis, families can take advantage of the Family Moments feature right from their hotel rooms.
“What better way to share your trip with loved ones while still on your trip? Families can quickly and safely upload large video files that fill up phones and tablets and store them right into Kidoodle.TV using the hotel Wi-Fi. They can then watch or share their videos directly from the cloud,” says APMC Chief Product Officer, Neil Gruninger. “Families should never be without an opportunity to record and re-play those magical moments that happen on every trip. We want kids and family members to be the stars in their own lives and Family Moments gives them that opportunity.”
GuestTek’s OneView™ platform delivers state-of-the-art, fully compatible communication services to hoteliers looking to provide high-speed Internet, HD video-on-demand, HD IPTV, IP Telephony support, and a robust menu to its guests, all managed from one source. Adding a child-friendly offering as well a video storage solution was important to GuestTek in rounding out its complete solution.
APMC President, Michael Lowe, adds, “By working together, we will be able to provide easy-to-use solutions to travelling families and hotel guests, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be working with such an innovative and consumer-focused company as GuestTek. This new business relationship provides a massive new footprint for Kidoodle.TV to introduce great new content brands to children and families around the world.”
The companies plan to roll out Kidoodle.TV and Family Moments to GuestTek enabled hotels, territory by territory, starting in the fall of 2016.
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Kidoodle.TV is an over-the-top, streaming entertainment service for children with no adult content, no commercials, and robust parental controls. It allows users the ability to upload, store, watch and share user-generated content and family videos within the Kidoodle.TV environment using its Family Moments™ feature. Kidoodle.TV is owned by A Parent Media Co. Inc., a family focused company, and has received the Parent Tested, Parent Approved Award. Visit www.kidoodle.tv to learn more. *Content and feature availability may vary by location and will change from time to time. Try Kidoodle.TV for free by signing up at www.kidoodle.tv/register or download the app in the App Stores, and enjoy our Freemium service with 2GB of digital data storage for your family videos and home movies.
Contact: Alicia McTavish
GuestTek™ is a global leader in broadband technology and interactive solutions for the hospitality industry. Since 1996, we have partnered with hotels to maximize their property’s offerings–enhancing the brand experience, helping them generate more revenue and giving them total confidence that they are delivering a world-class guest experience.
The Company’s head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and have major support facilities in Irvine, California, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about GuestTek™, go to www.GuestTek.com.
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