ATEME has signed a distribution agreement with IT Hospitality.

The agreement will provide the region’s hotel and hospital sectors with the latest integrated guest infotainment systems and services powered by ATEME’s Flamingo headend technology.

Flamingo is ATEME’s software-based IPTV head-end platform that securely delivers live and time-shifted TV and radio content captured from digital, satellite, cable, terrestrial, HDMI, IP or Web sources, to set-top boxes, connected TVs, PCs, tablets or smartphones over an IP-based, coaxial or wireless network.

In addition to enabling guests to choose from an array of live national and multi-national TV channels, Flamingo allows control and recording of TV programs for viewing at any time during their stay using their in-room TVs or on their own personal devices.

The distribution agreement builds on IT Hospitality’s long experience of installing and supporting Flamingo deployments in MEA, spanning over 10 years of collaboration. It will provide points of presence throughout the region that enable leading hotel chains, system integrators and local partners to buy ATEME’s Flamingo related products and services and access expert support and maintenance in their own language.

Indeed, IT Hospitality has a growing network of regional offices and service centers across Africa – including Kenya, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal – making it the only IT integrator with full Pan-African coverage.

Gregory Samson, VP Business Development EMEA at ATEME, said: “Guests visiting the Middle East and Africa expect the very best in-room facilities. This includes being able to enjoy their favorite TV and video content from home, on demand and in their own languages. This agreement with IT Hospitality is great news for both the region’s system integrators and hotel chains. They can now have easy access to the latest IPTV technology, backed by local support delivered by experienced specialists with a deep knowledge of the ATEME products.”

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