Posted on: 02 February 2016 by Mark Howells
tIndia’s Jet Airways is to introduce an in-flight entertainment (IFE) streaming service that will enable wireless streaming of content directly onto guests’ Wi-Fi enabled personal devices.
tttDuring Q2 2016, Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) will provide Jet Airways with its AIRTIME IFE streaming solution, with a clear roadmap for migration to full broadband satellite connectivity. GEE will equip Jet Airways aircraft with digital rights management (DRM) technology, in-cabin servers and Wi-Fi routers, enabling the AIRTIME streaming platform to deliver movies, TV shows, music and other content directly to passengers' laptops, tablets and smart phones.ttttttThe airline will offer the unique features in phases with a user-friendly, interactive interface, enabling guests to stream their selection from the wide range of multilingual content available onboardttttttOnce the service is fully rolled out, guests will be able to enjoy a library of audio/video content, a state-of-the-art 3D flight tracker, interactive games, and have access to a wide range of destination information.ttttttThe airline further plans to upgrade from a streaming service to a full broadband satellite connectivity in the future, (subject to regulatory approvals), allowing guests to enjoy services such as internet surfing, e-mail, social media, connecting flight information, instant messaging, real time travel services and destination deals.ttttttWale Adepoju, chief commercial officer, GEE, commented, “GEE is honoured to expand our long-term partnership with Jet Airways, an innovative airline keenly focused on elevating the guest experience and a true leader across the exciting Asian region. By deploying GEE’s AIRTIME IFE streaming solution across its growing fleet, Jet Airways can deliver a broad range of entertainment content to passenger’s personal devices with an eye on full blown satellite connectivity aboard future flights."ttt