Panasonic Avionics Corporation, an in-flight entertainment and communication systems provider, has entered into multi-year agreements with major television news groups to provide live news and information via its Panasonic Airline Television Network: Al Jazeera, BBC World News, Bloomberg Television , euronews and France 24. Discussions are ongoing with additional broadcasters with details soon to be announced.
As a component of the Panasonic eXConnect in-flight broadband system, a part of the Panasonic Global Communications Suite, the Panasonic Airline Television Network is a global TV broadcast system designed to provide passengers with live news, information and events wherever the aircraft flies. At its heart is the first worldwide in-flight television distribution system powered by the same Ku based satellite network as the eXConnect service. This Panasonic proprietary network delivers a seamless passenger experience across multiple regions and provides airlines with revenue generation opportunities through advertising insertion and pay-per-view capabilities. The Panasonic Airline Television Network utilizes the same antenna and onboard components as the eXConnect broadband system, minimizing hardware and installation costs to the airlines.