Delta Air Lines has launched an 18-channel live TV lineup onboard select Boeing 767-400 aircraft flying select long-haul US domestic routes in the Delta network. The airline says that this TV offering, brought in conjunction with DirecTV and Viasat, marks the first time a US-based airline has integrated live TV into the seatback screens onboard its domestic widebody aircraft fleet.
The channel lineup will offer passengers access to everything from sports, news and weather, to thousands of top movies and TV shows. Channels onboard Delta’s B767-400s will include ABC, Bravo, CBS, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, Golf, Fox, HGTV, Fox News, HGTV, MSNBC, NBC, NFL Network, TBS, Telemundo, TNT, and USA. The live TV offering is available on Delta’s seatback screens (which have Panasonic IFE systems) over the Viasat satellite network.
“Live TV is a critical part of the connected living room experience we aim to offer on Delta, no matter the customer’s destination,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, managing director of In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity at Delta Air Lines. “We see the aircraft as the ultimate platform for entertainment and discovery, and this milestone brings us ever closer to ensuring that vision is reality on as many routes as possible.”
“We are thrilled to not only bring our world-class, live TV offering to Delta Air Lines, but to make history with the airline by being the first to offer this type of in-flight entertainment,” added Doug Eichler, senior vice president at DirecTV Business Solutions.