VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution for Sports Venues puts Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena in the same class as the top facilities in the world and made us a leader in collegiate sports. Now – whether fans are attending a basketball game, volleyball game, or wrestling match – every screen is delivering all the action happening on the court, with striking digital signage and video content, to every corner of the arena.
With the goal of delivering a state-of-the-art fan experience at the forefront of the planning process, the organization required an IPTV and digital signage system that could do more than just display video and concession signs. NU needed a solution that would distribute live content as high-quality IPTV streams in low latency to every screen and would offer a selection of IPTV channels from multiple service providers. Additionally, the digital signage solution needed to easily allow the school to create sharp, dazzling video content, compelling digital signage campaigns, and point-of-sale menu boards at the arena’s concession stands. The final item on the checklist was a centralized, user-friendly interface that the school’s small broadcast operations staff and sponsorship team could easily manage from the broadcast control building, adjacent to the arena.
Even with an aggressive time frame for the construction project, VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution for Sports Venues enabled NU to hit the ground running and set a new benchmark in fan engagement. The new arena opened just in time for the first tip-off of the 2018-2019 basketball season with EZ TV’s comprehensive IPTV and Digital Signage platform fueling every screen with high-quality, ultra-low-latency IPTV streams and captivating digital content. Fans can now walk around the new arena without missing a minute of the action. With the unparalleled support of VITEC’s administration tools and comprehensive capabilities, personnel can easily manage all the arena’s IPTV and digital signage, plus benefit from new revenue growth opportunities for years to come. The result is entertainment that goes above and beyond standard IPTV and digital signage solutions that has transformed the facility into a leading collegiate arena.