November 20, 2015
Bulk TV & Internet (Bulk TV), a leading provider of television solutions to senior living communities and healthcare centers nationwide, announces their partnership with Community Eldercare Services (CES). Bulk TV consolidated the television services for the 19 senior living and care communities the company manages throughout Mississippi and Tennessee. Bulk TV's solution offers a more compatible system at a lower price point than the company's previous providers.
"Prior to Bulk TV, we were using multiple providers, which made it difficult to manage billing, agreement renewals and support issues for our multiple locations," said Rachel Ethridge, senior project manager and vice president of business development for National Eldercare Services (NES). "Bulk TV was able to provide one point of contact who communicated in a professional and timely manner, which resulted in a smooth transition for our properties. They eliminated the complicated cable boxes for our residents and reduced our annual television service expense."
Each location previously relied on the local cable provider for television service. Many of the providers were in the process of converting to an all-digital lineup, which required individual converter boxes at every TV set in order to receive the content feed.
Bulk TV's centralized headend solution eliminates the need for in-room equipment and delivers the programming over the property's existing cabling. Residents are now able to enjoy all of their favorite shows simply by using a standard TV remote. Additionally, Bulk TV was able to simplify the group's billing and provide consistent, published programming rates for each healthcare facility regardless of geographical location.
"Our main goal was to work closely with CES to customize a channel lineup for each facility that would exceed the programming expectations of the residents while reducing their overall monthly operating expense," said Jay Carothers, director of sales operations for Bulk TV & Internet. "CES has been able to redirect the savings from this initiative to other projects within their communities."
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Bulk TV provides television services to more than 385,000 rooms in thousands of properties nationally. Bulk TV's turnkey solutions include design and fulfillment of the custom TV system, project management, professional installation and 24/7 x 365 technical support. In addition to CES, Bulk TV also has relationships with other notable healthcare and senior living groups. The company also offers data and voice solutions. For more information, please visit www.bulktv.com.
About Bulk TV & Internet
Bulk TV & Internet is a leading provider of DIRECTV services designed to meet the unique needs of the healthcare and hospitality industries. Bulk TV & Internet provides service to upwards of 385,000 rooms nationwide including free-to-guest television programming and digital satellite TV systems. To complement their award-winning television services, Bulk TV also offers high-speed Internet access services and Mitel phone systems. For more information, please visit www.bulktv.com.
About Community Eldercare Services
Headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, Community Eldercare Services currently operates 19 skilled nursing facilities in Mississippi and Tennessee. With an employee base of approximately 1,500 individuals, CES serves 1,300 patients and residents monthly.