Tivus, Inc. is a technology entertainment services company whose shares trade on the Pink Sheets. The Company provides internet-based TV and Cable programming, interactive game content, and goods & services to the hotel/hospitality industry. Tivus, Inc. has their corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
Using onsite hardware and software, including flat-screen HD televisions, Tivus, Inc.’s unique IPTV hotel entertainment system is a complete, multifaceted entertainment platform. For the first time in the industry, it generates previously untapped income to the hotel through ad revenue sharing.
The Company is introducing the state of the art digital technology platform and Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure that is future proof and scalable. It integrates with the hotel Property Management System (PMS). This integrated network can provide guest services such as messaging, folio review, express checkouts, energy management, and other personalized services.
It does this while providing the core services such as Free to Guest (FTG) programming, Video-On-Demand Programming, a highly secured “High Speed Internet” service, and several other interactive services including gaming. The advertising revenue opportunity the infrastructure would provide through “Ad Insertion” would offset the delivery and distribution cost significantly. This therefore makes it very affordable.
The Tivus system architecture consists of a Network Operating Center (NOC) and local hotel servers connected through a point-to-point broadband network. As each guest accesses the network, the resulting traffic generated undergoes analysis based on various criteria. This includes behavioral, geographical, seasonality, and more.
Advertisers are able to offer products and services tailor made based on certain criteria. The Tivus system presents a valuable opportunity for generating new revenue while enhancing guest experiences in providing information that is more relevant and interesting to them. Tivus, Inc.’s ad insertion technology can insert targeted ads based on geographical proximity and hotel data.
Recently, Tivus, Inc. announced that they named Mr. Randall Francis as the Company’s chief technology officer. Mr. Francis has been an innovator in entertainment electronics since 1983. As national projects manager for Philips Electro-Acoustics division in New Zealand, he developed an immersive virtual visitor’s center at a petrochemical plant. He accomplished this using never-before integrated technologies including a computer-controlled synchronized Laservision disc, projection video, compact audio disc, and fiber optic lighting system allowing completely safe public tours.
In late November, Tivus, Inc. announced a vital IPTV supply chain agreement with European electronics giant Vestel Group, of Manisa, Turkey, through their Master North America Distributor, CVS International Ltd.
Shiva Prakash, Tivus Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The Vestel agreement provides Tivus a dependable supply of customized, top-quality high-definition televisions (HDTV). Tivus’ strategic agreement with Vestel provides a critical part in our supply chain and ensures continuous, successful deployments of Tivus’ innovative hotel HD IPTV and advertising platform.”