Local Business Featured on New TV Channel at Ford International Airport

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport has partnered with Clear Channel Airports in New York to launch its own in-airport television channel through the ClearVision network.

As part of the partnership, ClearVision will deliver a lineup of short-form “mini-sodes” covering entertainment, news, weather, and sports, while enabling the Grand Rapids facility to offer a customized TV station featuring local businesses, airport promotions, and advertising opportunities. Thus far, the Children’s Museum of Grand Rapids and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks have signed on as content providers.

“Coming off our 50th anniversary celebration, this ‘in-airport TV network’ further contributes to our expansion projects and contributes toward an elite airport status with an eye toward passenger conveniences,” says Brian Ryks, the airport’s executive director.

ClearVision’s locally branded, in-airport networks have also been deployed in Louis-Armstrong New Orleans International, Raleigh-Durham International, Cleveland-Hopkins International, and Dallas Love Field airports.

“We are thrilled to continue our successful relationship with Clear Channel Airports by bringing ClearVision to GRR,” says David Tetreault, COO of ClearTV Media, which signed a new 10-year deal with ClearTV Media in December. “As broadcasters in the away-from-home television space, we deliver a programming line-up embraced by travelers because of the rich entertainment, education, and information.”

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