DIRECTV and Guest-tek™ Announce Strategic Relationship

El Segundo, Calif & Calgary, Alberta – November 13, 2014 – Guest-tek™, one of the largest integrators of HD free-to-guest, IPTV, HSIA and Voice services for the hotel market and DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services, have formed a strategic relationship to deliver more advanced technology, expanded programming selection and cost savings to hotels across the country. As a result of this strategic relationship, hotels of all sizes will realize advantages such as savings through DIRECTV’s channel rate card and upgrades to the Com2000, which delivers more features in a smaller size head-end than most HD programming systems available today – regardless of whether the building has coax or an IPTV distribution system. The relationship will also offer a full range of in-room technology devices from Smart TVs to set top boxes. “DIRECTV is the leading satellite and cable provider in the hospitality space,” says Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-tek. “Their products and programming will help rapidly expand Guest-tek’s Free-to-Guest offerings while adding significant value to our customers.” “We believe the combination of Guest-tek, with its expertise in combined data, video and telephony services and DIRECTV’s superior hospitality technology, such as the DIRECTV Residential Experience and the Technicolor Com2000, will provide creative solutions for hotel guests and hotel brands across the country,” said Mike Wittrock, senior vice president of Sales for DIRECTV. [vc_separator type=”large” dh=”2″ color=”dark” icon=”” align=”center” margin-bottom=”15″ margin_top=”15″] About DIRECTV directv DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 38 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 18 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com. [vc_separator type=”large” dh=”2″ color=”dark” icon=”” align=”center” margin-bottom=”15″ margin_top=”15″] About Guest-tek™ GTK_Header-Logo Guest-tek™ is the world’s largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-tek’s™ OneView™ platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-tek™ is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, customized UIs, implementation, network management and in-house post sales customer support. The Company’s head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and have major support facilities in Irvine, California, Zona Viva, Guatemala and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Guest-tek™ go to www.guest-tek.com or for additional information about this announcement go to http://guest-tek.hs-sites.com/DIRECTV [vc_separator type=”large” dh=”2″ color=”dark” icon=”” align=”center” margin-bottom=”15″ margin_top=”15″] For additional information please contact:


Jade Ekstedt 1.310.964.3429 jlekstedt@directv.com


Neil Currie 1.403.509.1010 neil.currie@guest-tek.com

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