FDS Avionics gains studio approval for streaming content on business jets

In a first for business aviation, five of the big six Hollywood studios have approved movie content rights aboard business aircraft that FDS Avionics will offer with its do CAPSULE wireless in-flight Entertainment (IFE) platform.

FDS’ licensing agreement with Global Eagle, which itself has agreements with Hollywood studios and content distributors, was central to securing the studio streaming approvals. FDS is taking orders for the streaming content, in both standard definition and high definition, which will begin shipping shortly aboard its IFE platform.

“FDS Avionics and the do CAPSULE in-flight entertainment platform are bringing the first-ever HD streaming content to business jet passengers and a real competitive advantage to business jet operators,” said Reed Macdonald, FDS Avionics CEO. “Leading HD movies and television shows together with our high definition 3D moving maps have positioned FDS and the do CAPSULE as the inflight entertainment standard among business aircraft manufacturers, partners, and charter fleet operators around the world.”

“We look forward to bringing the exciting in-flight entertainment offerings seen throughout the world on award-winning airlines into the business jet market with this FDS agreement,” said Walé Adepoju, executive vice president of media and content for Global Eagle. “Together we are elevating the business aviation passenger experience, putting the best mix of HD movies and TV shows at the fingertips of business travellers.”

Aircraft operators simply insert the solid-state drive (SSD) containing tiered content into the do CAPSULE, enabling up to 22 passengers to simultaneously navigate and enjoy hundreds of HD & SD titles in seconds.

A trio of do CAPSULE entertainment packages include the do 360, a premium-level line-up of 360 titles, including Hollywood’s top movie releases and popular TV shows that automatically refresh every month. The do 180 and do 90 complete the robust in-flight entertainment line-up with 180 and 90 titles to meet the needs of partners and fleet operators serving business aviation.

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