Industry News | November 9, 2011

Pizza Hut Locations Install Direct TV

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Bulk TV & Internet, a leading provider of DirectTVservices for commercial properties announces an agreement with NPC International, the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee.

Bulk TV will provide its award-winning DirectTV services to hundreds of NPC's Pizza Hut restaurants across the United States. The first stage of installations has already begun and will continue throughout 2012.

"Bulk TV recently expanded the Commercial Division, which provides service to public, business and private viewing customers," says Bulk TV's Commercial Sales Manager, Tom Steinmiller. "We've earned a great reputation on the hospitality side, so to be able to secure an account like NPC will have a very positive impact for our division as we continue to grow."

The agreement is a monumental step for NPC as well. "Coming into this agreement, NPC was looking to streamline their television service as a corporation," Steinmiller says. "Our consolidated billing allows NPC to manage their service by working with us on a national level instead of on a region-by-region basis."

Bulk TV's 24/7 technical support was another reason cited for the agreement, in addition to overall savings and a larger variety of programming services offered.

"As a very large, quick service restaurant company with a 28-state footprint, we were looking for a vendor/partner who could provide consistent pricing abd channel line-ups in all of our geographic markets," says Rick Clutter, communications system manager for NPC International. "Bulk TV was able to do not only that, but also accommodated our specific needs for programming choices.

"In addition to the 'across-the-board' pricing and channel line-ups, Bulk TV has shown an exceptional ability to manage our large rollout. From assisting with the informational gathering stage, to the scheduling & communicating with end users, Bulk TV has really shined. Their project & account team took ownership of our account and have more than met our needs for the account & project management. Every challenge presented to them during this process has been turned into an opportunity to showcase their customer support. A definite win, for our business."

Bulk TV & Internet provides service to more than 170,000 units nationwide including television programming, digital satellite TV systems, high-speed Internet access, and managed data network services.  

NPC International, the largest Pizza Hut franchisee in the world, was founded in 1962 and went public in 1984. In 2006, the company was sold to Merrill-Lynch Global Private Equity Group.