Tripleplay Upgrades In-Room Entertainment for NHS Workers at England’s Hotel Football

Tripleplay enhances IPTV system at Hotel Football to improve living quarters for National Health Service frontline workers staying there during COVID-19.

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Tripleplay recently used its expertise as specialists in guest room entertainment TV solutions—including working with organizations across the world in providing premium movie and TV content—to help in the best way it knew how during the coronavirus pandemic across the U.K.

Upon hearing about the work Hotel Football staffers were doing for the National Health Service frontline workers in the U.K. during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tripleplay leaders were inspired and wanted to do what they could to support their client.

Tripleplay upgraded the hotel’s existing IPTV solution and made sure every key worker, in every room of the hotel had access to the latest and greatest TV and movie content.

Former England footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, who own Hotel Football in Manchester closed the hotel to the public in March, and provided access to the 176 beds to medical staff as a show of solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Tripleplay Helped Hotel Football

“As a CEO of a technology organization, I found myself asking the same question: What can we do to help? Facilitating a space where the incredible medical staff can unwind and relax after working on the frontlines became the focus,” said Tripleplay and ONELAN CEO Steve Rickless.

“We wanted to ensure that, through our interactive IPTV Portal solution, we could offer them premium TV and movie content to watch and enjoy,” he said in the Tripleplay announcement.

“I am incredibly proud of my team and everyone at Hotel Football for the incredible work that they have done to support the NHS and if we can give these workers even an hour of escapism and the ability to relax, then I am very thankful,” said Rickless in the announcement.

Tripleplay is exploring other ways it can help its large venue clients during the COVID-19 crisis, whether that’s offering upgrades to organizations supporting key workers, delivering free digital signage content or offering additional remote support for clients.