At STL, Rockbot Partners with Nine PBS to Bring Living St. Louis to The Airport TV Network
Posted on June 21, 2021 in Media Releases
Rockbot replaces CNN Airport TV Network with customized local content to enhance the traveler experience
ST LOUIS, MO: June 21, 2021 — At St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), Rockbot, the company that created the revolutionary smart music and TV platform for businesses and airports across the country, has partnered with PBS’s St. Louis-based affiliate Nine PBS (KETC) to bring its long-running, popular series Living St. Louis to the Rockbot Airport TV Network.
Living St. Louis, which debuted on Nine PBS in 2004, is designed to highlight the diverse people, places and cultures that make metropolitan St. Louis an interesting and thriving area. The series runs daily on Rockbot Airport TV Network throughout STL at 11 AM and 3 PM.
“St. Louis Lambert International is the gateway to St. Louis so this unique series is the perfect program for travelers visiting here,” said Robert Salarano, STL Airport Properties Division Manager. “We are delighted to be working with Rockbot and Clear Channel as they are providing passengers with more engaging content that will inform and enhance their experience both in the airport and throughout the greater St. Louis area.”
“By partnering with Nine PBS, we are bringing local content to our airport network that showcases the history and culture of St. Louis,” said Garrett Dodge, CEO, Rockbot. “Previously, video content featured on airport screens consisted primarily of national news, but with the Rockbot Airport TV Network we are looking to elevate the traveler experience by featuring content that is entertaining, informative and applicable to the local area. Living St. Louis is the epitome of that objective.”
“Living St. Louis is a staple of Nine PBS and a favorite of our viewers,” said Matt Huelskamp, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Nine PBS. “Now, thanks to the Rockbot Airport TV Network, our content will be available to the nearly 16M travelers who fly through STL every year. It’s wonderful visibility for the series and for Nine PBS, but most importantly, it shines a light on the city we love.”
Rockbot Airport TV Network recently announced its partnership with Clear Channel Airports (CCA), the leading airport media provider in the U.S., to replace CNN’s now-shuttered airport TV network. St. Louis Lambert International Airport is one of the first airports to make the switch to Rockbot’s new network launched under this partnership.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the primary commercial airport for the St. Louis metro area and parts of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois serving nearly 15.9 million passengers annually. STL is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of St. Louis. It is wholly supported by airport user charges. No general fund revenues are used for the operation, administration, promotion or maintenance of airport facilities. For more information on flights and services at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, log onto www.flystl.com.
About Nine PBS
As a vital community institution, Nine PBS exists to enable access to information, knowledge, and learning opportunities for all. We tell stories that move us. We meet people where they are the most comfortable consuming content. Nine PBS’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine PBS KIDS®, Nine PBS World, and Nine PBS Create), ninepbs.org, social media, the free PBS Video App, streaming services, live and virtual events, and the Public Media Commons. Since 1954, Nine PBS has accepted the community’s invitation into their homes, schools, and businesses.
About Rockbot Airport TV Network
The Rockbot Airport TV Network brings the airport gate experience to life, entertaining and informing millions of travelers each month. Rockbot redefines traveler entertainment, featuring a wide variety of the best family-friendly content - including Live Business News, Sports Highlights, Local Creators, Visually Stunning Travel, Movies & Entertainment, and more. Rockbot’s integrated digital signage empowers airports authorities to easily reach their travelers with informational messaging and promotions from concessions partners. The Rockbot Airport TV Network is a part of Rockbot Inc., the leading provider of music, tv, and digital signage services for businesses across the US & Canada including restaurants, gyms, retail stores, college campuses, and more.
To find out more go to http://rockbot.com
About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for close to 45 years, Clear Channel Airports is the leading airport advertising, sponsorship specialist and innovator in the U.S. Clear Channel Airports (CCA), the Americas-based airports business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies and operates more than 260 airport media programs across the globe and has a presence in 28 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com
For more information, contact:
Roger Lotz 314-426-8125 or (m) 314-795-2235