Posted on: 14 February 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Panasonic Avionics Corporation has announced the success of the first test flight of its eXTV service, delivering a live television feed to a Boeing Business Jet.
The BBJ was equipped with Panasonic’s eXConnect service and the test flight took place on 26th January 2011.
"We are very excited by the results of our first eXTV test flight because it clearly proves the concept and demonstrates the robust performance of our TV solution," commented David Bruner, Vice President for Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Global Communications Services. "Not only can we deliver a quality, live television feed, but we can do it using the same antenna and using the same network as our global eXconnect service."
Panasonic’s eXTV television network will use the company’s eXConnect in-flight Ku-band communications service to deliver high quality television programming to passengers during their flight. It will provide live, uninterrupted content to aircraft flying all over the world, even over oceans. The service will offer several baseline channels in addition to optional, premium programming.