LodgeNet lengthens La Quinta contract
LodgeNet Entertainment Corp. extended its five-year contract with La Quinta, and will provide the technology to upgrade the hotel chain's interactive digital TV services.
Under the deal, Lodgenet will upgrade 40,000 rooms around the country to allow such services as on-demand digital music and music videos, pay-per-view TV content, and archived programming.
It also will upgrade the on-demand movie service with interactive control capabilities, such as pause, forward and back, and upgrade game services to Nintendo 64. Finally, LodgeNet says it will install such Internet services as Web browsing and links to the hotel's site.