Looking for a way to remove the news from your waiting room TV? Whether it’s who-did-what in politics, a terrorist attack, or a school shooting; the news is so polluted with unsettling content that businesses want to disengage from it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably tired of seeing reports of shootings, stabbings, or what the president Tweeted this morning.
What’s the answer? How do you protect your business, and your visitors, from news stories like the ones featured in this article? (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
Can you really stop the news from showing up in your waiting room? Absolutely- 100%. Let’s take a look at how.
How to Remove the News from your Waiting Room TV
Now before you get the wrong impression- this isn’t going to require opening up your TV, climbing up a telephone pole, or learning any Hollywood hacking skills; the solution to removing disturbing content from networks like FOX, CNN, and MSNBC from your waiting room television is in using a custom TV network. That means no more cable, no more upset visitors, and no more bad reviews on sites like Yelp complaining about the news they saw on the TV while they were there.
Many business owners have employed digital signage technologies over the past few years, replacing television with business messaging. It’s a growing market that didn’t exist years ago when many businesses first put TVs in their locations. Back then, cable went on the TV because that’s all there was. Today, that simply isn’t the case. And now there are solutions that go beyond cable and even digital signage to match visitors up with programming they will enjoy, while being devoid of the problems faced with cable.
Forward-think technologies like It’s Relevant TV are available to any business owner who wants to STOP the news from hurting their business and remove programming that makes their visitors feel uncomfortable.
The Advantages of a Custom TV Network
Safe, family-friendly programming that visitors genuinely enjoy watching is one of the best reasons to consider a custom TV network. Other reasons worth mentioning is the ability to upload your own personal videos and messages. Additionally, if your business is on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you can actually program your TV to display your most recent social media posts! You can even go so far as to block certain keywords as an added layer of protection against videos that talk about topics you don’t want popping up in your business.
Make ‘your’ TV work for ‘your’ Business
Cable is a service that you pay for that has no allegiance to your brand. Whether it’s graphic content, unsettling news, or even competitor ads; you aren’t the one in control of your TV. If you’re going to pay to have TV programming in your waiting room, it should be designed with your business at the center of it.
As it stands, there is NO legal way to remove the news from your cable TV. Altering basic cable in any way without the expressed consent of your provider violates the Terms & Conditions of your agreement, and may result in a penalty. Cutting cable altogether and deciding to play DVDs or Netflix in your business is just as bad and could lead to a hefty copyright lawsuit. You can do better.