CSM Lodging Selects LodgeNet for Interactive TV Services

LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation today announced a long-term agreement designating LodgeNet as the exclusive provider of interactive TV services for all CSM owned and managed hotels.Under the agreement, LodgeNet will install all CSM properties with its
sigNETure TV(SM) marketing and entertainment system and services including
on-demand movies, music, TV programming and special interest videos—
all enhanced with LodgeNet’s media playback controls for skip, pause and
save functionality - as well as Nintendo GameCube(TM) video games and
Internet-enabled services offering e-mail access and an e-mailed receipt
for guests checking out from the room. LodgeNet will also provide
free-to-guest programming to most properties in the CSM Lodging portfolio.

“We are excited to start the new year by adding more than 30 CSM
properties to our family of sigNETure TV customers,” said Steve McCarty,
Senior Vice President Sales and Hotel Relations for LodgeNet. “We look
forward to serving CSM’s hotels with the people, processes, content and
technology necessary to take their guest room television experience to the
next level.”

“As the travel industry rebounds, our properties have encountered more
travelers with higher-than-ever expectations for in-room entertainment,
information and services,” said Mike Gehling, Vice President of Hotel
Purchasing and Development for CSM. “The ability to exceed these
expectations, combined with a proven record of responsive customer support
and field service, make LodgeNet the provider best suited to help CSM
achieve its immediate and long-term objectives for revenue and guest
satisfaction.”
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