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VIDEO: Live TV coming to long-haul flights for FIFA World Cup

Panasonic Avionics shows off its new in-flight television service and reveals details about how it is building a critical mass of airline customers.

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JetBlue says it is NOT selling LiveTV

A report today that JetBlue and LiveTV are in serious negotiations over a LiveTV spin-off is……………..false, false and false, according to JetBlue. The New York-hubbed airline says it is not selling LiveTV. Indeed, perhaps more than ever, LiveTV is firmly ensconced in JetBlue’s family because the Melbourne, Florida-based subsidiary is the center-point for making Ka-band […]

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ViaSat and a golden ticket

Aircell has one. Row 44′s got one too. So does Panasonic Avionics. And now, lo, we have ViaSat, which has been awarded the coveted golden ticket for scoring a significant in-flight connectivity deal with JetBlue. Who willprove to be the triumphant Charlie Bucket, surviving the pitfalls ofthe high-speed connectivity factory? Time will tell. But it’s […]

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Lufthansa wants to celebrate German soccer with in-flight live TV

Lufthansa is poised to set some serious standards in the world of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). The carrier, which is now taking a serious look at bringing in-flight Internet to its short-haul aircraft (even 30min flights), has also revealed it is eyeing live television (over IP) and offering high definition video. “Connectivity enables programme […]

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Keeping Red running and cutting hungry Gogo users

Virgin America recently launched new functionality for its Panasonic/CoKinetic in-flight entertainment (IFE) system Red. IFE engineer “James” explains some of the new features in the video below. He also discusses “significant” improvements to the carrier’s satellite television service and reveals a couple of other interesting things, including the carrier’s practice of cutting Aircell Gogo in-flight […]

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Update 5: TSA directive begs serious questions for airlines, IFEC

UPDATE 5 (Final update for this thread): Well, I guess we have an answer to my initial question – is the TSA acting in a knee-jerk manner?British Airways has just confirmed that OnAir in-flight connectivity, offered on its A318 service between London City and JFK, has been switched back on, and that all moving map […]

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Well played Continental. Well played!

I’m finally seated in front of my computer, after a quick trip to Washington DC where I attended the annual Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) luncheon yesterday.At the event, I asked the trade group’s head honcho Marion Blakey if there is any real hope that FAA reauthorization legislation will be passed before the next FAA funding […]

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Photos: The BBBs of in-flight TV

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, […]

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LiveTV hopes to get live television on Azul by World Cup

LiveTV is working very hard to bring live television to Azul’s Embraer E-Jets in time for the soccer World Cup, which gets kicked off in June 2010. So said LiveTV vice-president of sales and marketing Mike Moeller this week at the WAEA single focus workshop, which, by all accounts, seems to have been a terrific […]

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Panasonic’s Bruner dishes eXConnect details

Panasonic vice-president, global communications services David Bruner got mighty chatty with Space News and here is the full text of that Q&A. Of particular note, however, is Bruner’s revelation that Panasonic has set the pricing model for eXConnect. – 24 hours (that’s one hell of a flight, ahem) will cost $21.95 – hourly rate will […]

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