Clear Channel Airports and ConnectVision Digital Networks are about to put a new in-airport TV network into flight.
Scheduled to launch this fall at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, ClearVision will bring together an array of entertainment, news, music and sports providers.
Officials at Clear Channel Airports, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, and digital media firm ConnectVision maintain the ClearVision is the first alterative to CNN's news-only airport network in decades. The partners are arming the service with content from CBS Entertainment, Daytime, News and Interactive; NBC, including Today Show,Smash, The Voice, Grimm, America's Got Talent and The Office; daily headlines from The Wall Street Journal's WSJ Live; and sports from Tennis Channel, including original programming from its travel series Destination Tennis and highlights from Grand Slam tournaments the French and U.S. Opens.
Down the road, Airports will be able to leverage WiFi services to provide travelers accustomed to on-demand content access to the ClearVision network on their smartphones, iPads, and laptops.
"ClearVision brings airport entertainment into the modern age and represents a true game-changer for airport advertising in the U.S.," said William Eccleshare, CEO, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, in a statement. "It's the latest example of how Clear Channel Outdoor continues to develop and deliver bold, pioneering solutions to the Out of Home market. Clear Channel Outdoor is committed to using technology to help our advertisers reach consumers as they travel throughout the U.S. and the world."
"With the launch of ClearVision television, RDU continues its commitment to elevating our passengers' experience," said Michael Landguth, Raleigh-Durham airport director. "ClearVision allows us to tailor television programming to provide family-friendly viewing that offers everything from news and weather to sports and sitcoms."
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