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Industry experts share how to customize content for Chinese airline market

November 7, 2013

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Although I missed most of Tuesday’s early morning session on Localizing the Airline Passenger Experience at the APEX Asia Educational Event in Shanghai I was able to huddle with one of the panelists, Dominic Green, the senior director, content from Thales Avionics and APEX executive director, Russ Lemieux afterwards for a quick rundown of how […]

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Gogo chief commercial officer talks new Magnolia partnership, Ku antenna radome testing

October 22, 2013

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Earlier this month Gogo announced it has partnered with Magnolia Pictures to offer their movies to airline passengers through its Gogo Vision streaming video solution. The content will include pre-theatrical and theatrical release titles, which is a first for Gogo, and potentially a first for the industry. To date, major Hollywood studios have disallowed the streaming […]

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Global Eagle acquires IFE Services; plans to combine content service units in 2014

October 21, 2013

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Making good on its stated promise to further consolidate the inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry, and work towards creating an “entertainment in motion powerhouse”, Global Eagle Entertainment has bought the UK-based parent of IFE Services – Travel Entertainment Group Equity – for $36 million in cash. The acquisition of Travel Entertainment Group Equity from […]

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One-on-one with Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships, Alfy Veretto

October 16, 2013

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In an interview with APEX Media, Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships Alfy Veretto talks about how the carrier is focused on creating something different and better for the flyer; the importance of early window movies to IFE; and how APEX members have played a pivotal role in his own career development. Please tell […]

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New app loads content to passenger devices at ticket booking stage

October 7, 2013

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There were many cool things to see and experience at the DTI booth at the recent APEX/IFSA EXPO – like the firm’s wall size display of the breadth of solutions DTI, IFP and the rest of the AIA Group offer to cover the home-to-destination passenger experience – but perhaps the most exciting innovation on display […]

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IFE Services to expand offering beyond television and movies

September 30, 2013

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Content firm IFE Services is embarking on a partnership strategy to expand its offerings beyond its core movie and television portfolio. Game specialist GUE Tech is the latest addition, complementing moving map company FlightPath3D. “We’re changing as fast as we can,” IFE Services marketing director Adrian Lambert says. “We don’t want to stand still.” Under […]

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Row 44 and Hughes Network Systems expands Ku-band satellite coverage globally

September 24, 2013

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Global Eagle Entertainment subsidiary Row 44 and Hughes Network Systems have announced that Ku-band satellite coverage to connect airline passengers on Row 44 Wi-Fi-equipped flights has expanded further across Europe, within Russia and for the first-time, connects North America and Europe with North Atlantic coverage. The two firms say they have entered into three large, […]

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Global Eagle subsidiary Row 44 adds North Atlantic coverage to its product offerings

September 12, 2013

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Global Eagle’s Row 44 subsidiary continues to expand its horizons, taking an opportunity during the APEX/IFSA EXPO 2013 show to announce the addition of North Atlantic coverage to its product offerings. “On the connectivity side, we’re now serving customers on four different continents,” says company CEO John LaValle. Asked about the timeline for utilizing the […]

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Some airlines still use videotape for IFE; now reuse and duplication is in the spotlight

August 14, 2013

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On 14 March, 1956, Charles Ginsburg and his team at Ampex unveiled the world’s first commercial videotape recorder, the VRX-1000, at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters in Chicago. Roughly the size of a vintage Wedgewood oven, the VR-1000 (as it would later be called) used 2-inch (5.1 cm) wide quadruplex videotape and […]

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New ‘Disney Family Airline Program’ for inflight entertainment set to debut at EXPO

August 9, 2013

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When Ruth Walker attended her first APEX TV Market conference in April 2012 in Brighton, UK, numerous airlines approached her about setting up a promotional block of content from Disney for inflight entertainment (IFE). Walker, who serves as VP, Non-Theatrical for the newly named Disney Studios Non-Theatrical, says she realized “there was an opportunity being […]

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