What is the biggest, baddest, best live satellite television system flying in the skies today? The answer, my friend, is JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV’s LTV3 platform, which is being installed across Continental Airlines’ Boeing domestic fleet.
I scooted on down to LiveTV’s Melbourne, Florida-based facility last week to finally get some footage of LTV3, a bigger, better, and brighter system than that which is even flying on JetBlue.
Check out my initial snaps of the 80-channel system (which could offer as many as 90 channels when the World Airline Entertainment Association conference and exhibition gets kicked off early next month).
For the antenna lovers out there, I’ve uploaded some pics of the KVH Industries antenna that will be installed on Continental’s -800s.
LiveTV hasn’t replaced its long-time antenna supplier EMS (EMS antennas are now flying on Continental’s -900ERs), but it did award a $20.1 million multi-year contract to KVH to design, develop and build cost-efficient antennas for narrowbodies.