In a move to help travelers pass the time more enjoyably, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is contemplating the installation of a network entertainment broadcasting system.
The system would provide a closed-circuit television network with a broadcast mission of providing programing relevant to air travelers, including news and local content information.
The system would be available for passengers in the holding rooms of the airport’s big Terminals 3 and 4.
The concept of such airport-specific broadcasting systems is becoming increasingly popular in the nation’s airports with one company, the Burbank, California-based Clear TV Media, providing programing for airports in Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, and Grand Rapids, among other cities.
One of the largest airports in the country, the Sky Harbor saw more than 45 million passengers last year.
A Request for Proposals was recently issued by the City of Phoenix’s Aviation Department. The project would include the design of the infrastructure, concept and programing, installation, and a management and/or operations plan.
The deadline for submissions in response to the RFP is November 6.
By Garry Boulard
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