Piksel has announced its role as technology partner to the European airline Transavia for its new in-flight entertainment service. Transavia is using Piksel Voyage to offer travellers better quality viewing experiences and more convenient content selection in the air through use of their own devices.
By leveraging the capabilities of the Piksel Palette and Piksel’s MTVOD (Mass Transit Video-on-Demand) solution, Piksel Voyage, Transavia is enabling consumers to select and download video content on to their personal devices, prior to boarding a flight. In tune with the growing “Bring Your Own Device” trend, the Transavia Entertainment App offers passengers the ability to choose from a wide range of premium TV shows and films to download onto tablets and smartphones. The content is locked until the passenger boards the flight, when it then becomes available to view. Once the flight has ended, the content is automatically deleted from the device, reducing any potential licensing issues.
“We see this as a major disruptor for the industry, and believe this model will quickly become the future of in-flight entertainment services,” commented Mark Christie, Chief Technology Officer at Piksel. “Through working with Transavia, it’s exciting to show how Piksel’s services-oriented architecture, which we call the Piksel Palette, can flexibly adapt to address the business challenges of a whole new industry. Our unrivaled experience in delivering video to consumers wherever they are, across all devices, is enabling us to deliver true innovation for airline passengers.”