Campus Technologies Inc Announces Availability of its White Paper on Student Housing Vertical Cable TV & Video Programming Amenity Provisioning

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The future of cable TV as a traditional bulk amenity is a much discussed topic, as owners and operators try to get to grips with the transition to streaming and what it means for NOI. Campus Technologies, a national vertically integrated managed network service provider designing, building and operating highly effective wired and wireless networks exclusively in student housing, provide here the current state of the industry as of the fourth quarter of 2018 to allow you to take appropriate planning steps.

Does Student Housing still need a cable TV amenity? Industry Briefing: Student Housing Vertical Cable TV & Video Programming Amenity Provisioning White paper by Campus Technologies Inc (CTI) provides here the current state of the industry as of the fourth quarter of 2018 and discusses topics such as "Is Coaxial Infrastructure Still Required In New Construction?", "Premium Channels - IN our OUT?", "MSO Contracts", and "Streaming Adoption".

The move to streaming is not yet ubiquitous, and in some markets the lack of a TV amenity may disadvantage a community when viewed in competition with alternatives. CTI gives in this White Paper its recommendations for new Student Housing constructions that are breaking ground in 2019 and 2020.

The discussion about why premium channels such as HBO are being discontinued and why channels numbers are being reduced in Student Housing should help readers to create an appropriate plan for their communities in the near future if not today.

This white paper also discusses some technical aspects of cable TV and video programming such as streaming set-up, bandwidth usage, and how this knowledge could be used in determining an appropriate billing model to challenge other amenity services.

In conclusion, bulk amenity cable is not dead yet, and the transition to streaming is in progress but moving slowly. Owners and operators should continue to design new construction and rewiring projects with a coaxial component. However, there is an industry trend towards, reducing the richness and number of channels in cable packages, and a sharp trend away from traditional cable company contracts. Student housing owners and operators are advised to carefully review cable contracts as they come up for renewal, and to not enter into lengthy new agreements while the provision of cable as an amenity is in flux.

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