Advanced Television


DirecTV 18 channel line-up on Delta Air Lines

Together with Delta Air Lines and Viasat, DirecTV has announced the launch of a domestic 18-channel TV lineup on select Boeing 767-400 aircraft flying select long-haul domestic routes. This domestic live TV offering marks the first time a US-based airline has integrated LiveTV into seatback screens onboard its widebody planes. DirecTV’s satellite TV entertainment solution […]

October 18, 2023

Delta confirms system-wide free WiFi plan

Delta Airlines is already supplying free WiFi and in-flight communications (IFC) on board more than 500 of its aircraft on the company’s more popular routes. The free service will extend across Delta’s global fleet by the end of 2024. Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s MD for IFC, reportedly says that the airline was in the right place […]

April 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viasat wins extra IFE connections for Delta

Satellite operator Viasat used the Washington Satellite 2023 show to announce it had secured orders from Delta Airlines for further expansion of Delta’s in-flight communications systems on its aircraft. Viasat says it will now be connecting a total of more than 1,000 aircraft including widebody fleets, and all active aircraft in its Airbus A330, Airbus […]

March 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Delta: Free WiFi; Sync Exclusives; Paramount+

Delta says it is the first US airline to introduce fast, free WiFi for all, in partnership with T-Mobile. The experience is coming to most domestic mainline aircraft by February 1st, with full availability on international and regional aircraft by the end of 2024. The airline will offer the service on more than 700 Viasat-equipped […]

January 6, 2023

Starlink seeks airline orders

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband by satellite system is aggressively pursuing airline ‘direct-to-seat’ in-flight services. Starlink Aviation is promising connection speeds of up to 350 Mb/s (per aircraft) which it says is fast enough for video calls, online gaming and other high data rate activity. Starlink says it is offering connectivity to the world’s private jet […]

October 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Deltacast adding intoPIX JPEG XS in IP VirtualCard

intoPIX, leading experts in innovative video compression solutions, and DELTACAST, a specialist in live video transport and processing solutions, offer developers support for JPEG XS & SMPTE 2110-22 using DELTACAST IP Virtual Card. The IP Virtual Card is a software stack allowing high-performance video capture and streaming using standard COTS network cards (NIC). This compatibility […]

September 6, 2022

Virgin Galactic selects Arizona for spaceplane

Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Galactic will build its new ‘Delta-class’ sub-orbital spaceplanes at Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. Construction has already started. The Mesa facility will assemble the new spaceplanes and Virgin says the facility will be fully operational by the end of 2023 with the first aircraft carrying passengers by 2026. Completed aircraft […]

July 21, 2022

Starlink wins aviation contract

On the heels of the news that Delta Air Lines is in talks with Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband satellite service to supply connectivity to its passengers comes news that one, somewhat smaller, airline has signed up to Starlink. JSX Air, which describes itself as a “hop on jet service”, says it has signed up to […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Delta looking to SpaceX for IFC?

Delta Air Lines is reportedly talking to SpaceX about the Elon Musk-backed business providing in-flight connectivity and entertainment for its passengers. Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian has confirmed that discussions have taken place but has not added more detail. Delta, based in Atlanta, would have to install suitable Starlink flat-panel antennas onto its aircraft fleet. This […]

April 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netherlands: FilmBox launches on Delta, Caiway

SPI International has announced the launch of FilmBox with the Dutch telecommunications provider Delta Fiber. Caiway subscribers in the Netherlands can now access FilmBox at channel 22 and Delta subscribers at channel 34 in the regular channel packages. “We are excited to provide our viewers in the Netherlands with our curated selection of movies and […]

September 3, 2021