Posted on: 30 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems provider, LiveTV, is expanding its worldwide reach of live television for commercial aircraft with a new service called GLOBAL LIVETV.GLOBAL LIVETV utilises a network of satellite capabilities to provide live television programming, including live news and sports, for broadcast to commercial aviation aircraft equipped with LiveTV’s turnkey solution. Passengers will be able to view GLOBAL LIVETV channels through legacy onboard in-flight entertainment systems or on their own personal devices via onboard Wi-Fi. “Launching GLOBAL LIVETV is our next logical step for IFE&C,” stated president of LiveTV, Glenn Latta. “Eleven years ago we launched our regional live television solution in the U.S. that revolutionized the passenger IFE experience. With this expertise in hand, the time has come for LiveTV to launch a global solution.”Two key elements are now in place with LiveTV’s partners to launch GLOBAL LIVETV. First, the company has all the content relationships in place; and second, they now have access to a global network of bandwidth that enables the service.Initial service launch is scheduled for late 2012 and will provide live television content over the Atlantic with three to five channels of live sports and news. Other regions will be added to meet demand of specific customer needs to provide a global solution. With broadband internet, LiveTV is aiming to provide a full suite of services for passengers using GLOBAL LIVETV.