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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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Ku-band connectivity hiccups cited by research firm

Having read my recent blog post, ‘SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity’, research firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) felt compelled to add a little color to its report about the Ku-band sector, and in so doing, dropped a few potential nuggets. Improperly installed antennas? Server overloads? Could this explain why some user experiences of […]

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Row 44 talks LUV installs, hybrid solutions & real-time credit!

The company that used to be SO difficult for me to nail down, Row 44, is now ready to talk…a lot! I recently sat down with Row 44′s chief commercial officer Howard Lefkowitz, who proceeded to drop the following super-juicy newsy nuggets of love: 1) Some 200 Boeing 737s in Southwest Airlines’ fleet are expected […]

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Row 44 news breaking tonight…

Update: Row 44 released the following statement this morning. Love, love, love the BBC ___________________________________________________________________________Original blogIn-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a series of new relationships in the live IPTV space. CNBC, MSNBC, Versus (to be known as NBC Sports Network from early next year), Bloomberg, Fox News and Fox Business […]

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Game on! Major League Baseball coming to Southwest aircraft

I’m not a big sports enthusiast, with the exception of ladies’ ice skating, but even I can appreciate the gravity of what’s in store for Southwest Airlines passengers. RWG has learned that in-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream games in video and […]

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Could Gogo lure Southwest Airlines to the other side?

Ever since Southwest Airlines announced its merger with AirTran Airways, executives at Southwest and executives at Gogo have gotten to know each other better. AirTran’s entire fleet is fitted with Gogo’s air-to-ground airborne Internet solution, while Southwest is in the process of equipping its aircraft with Row 44′s Ku-band connectivity offering so naturally Southwest is […]

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VIDEO: Fring video chat works over Southwest in-flight Wi-Fi

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Is Southwest’s Wi-Fi still up for grabs?

I’m neck-deep in feature work right now, but I feel compelled to take a few moments out of my day to tell you to run, not walk, over to Tim Farrar’s latest blog, in which he speculates about Aircell’s plans – on the heels of securing another round of financing – and whether or not […]

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HELP! What’s your favorite airline viral video of 2010?

Some videos get far more hits than others, but what’s YOUR favorite?

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Will Southwest buy Row 44? (And Norwegian quietly launches!)

Industry executives have speculated for years that Southwest Airlines could buy in-flight Internet provider Row 44, giving the low-cost giant the power to decide who does – and doesn’t – get the system (taking a page out of the JetBlue/LiveTV handbook). But yesterday’s revelation to RWG that Southwest seniormanager, flight operations technologies Doug Murri has […]

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