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Virgin Blue To Get IFE From LiveTV  
User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3356 times:

http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/?d=76876


LiveTV's In-Flight Satellite TV Heads Down Under On Virgin Blue

Wholly Owned Subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Enters into Agreement with Australian Low-Fare Carrier


NEW YORK, April 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- LiveTV, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Virgin Blue Airlines to provide in-flight satellite television on the Australian low-fare carrier's fleet. This new service will be broadcast live via satellite to the aircraft and displayed on individual seatback screens. This is the first time in-flight satellite TV has ever been available in Australia, following JetBlue's U.S. debut of the system in 2000.

Under the terms of the agreement, LiveTV will provide satellite receiving and distribution system equipment as well as maintenance services, enabling Virgin Blue to provide its customers the choice of 24 FOXTEL and AUSTAR channels of satellite programming at every seatback.

Virgin Blue will purchase the in-flight entertainment system and maintenance will be provided by LiveTV. This order is to equip 51 firm Boeing 737 aircraft with the option to install the system on future aircraft deliveries. Installation of the equipment on Virgin Blue's first aircraft is scheduled for the third quarter of 2005.

"We're delighted to add Virgin Blue to our customer base of low-fare airlines," said Glenn Latta, vice president of LiveTV. "I'd like to commend our crewmembers on once again being the supplier of choice when it comes to in-flight entertainment on low-fare carriers. Our agreement with Virgin Blue is a tribute to their hard work and dedication in providing the At Home in the Air(TM) experience for all of LiveTV's customers."

About LiveTV

LiveTV is an innovative provider of in-flight entertainment products and services such as DIRECTV(R), Bell ExpressVu, XM Satellite Radio, wireless aircraft data link services, Digital Servers for stored content, and cabin surveillance systems for commercial aircraft. LiveTV is the largest provider of satellite TV systems to commercial airlines. The LiveTV system includes individual seatback monitors at every seat, armrest mounted channel, brightness, and volume controls that allow passengers to select from up to 36 channels of satellite programming. For more information, visit LiveTV on the World Wide Web at www.livetvifs.com

About JetBlue

JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. JetBlue operates a fleet of 74 new Airbus A320 aircraft and plans to add 10 additional A320s and 7 Embraer E190s to its fleet in 2005. Based at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue currently operates 318 flights a day and serves 29 destinations in 12 states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. JetBlue plans to commence new service from JFK to Portland on May 17 and to Burbank, CA on May 24.

All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy leather seats; all equipped with an in-seat digital entertainment system offering up to 36 channels of free DIRECTV(R) programming. On many flights, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment may be available (See note).

With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), 1-888-538-2583 if calling from Puerto Rico, or 1-200-9898 if calling from the Dominican Republic. This press release, as well as past press releases, can be found on www.jetblue.com

Note: DIRECTV(R) service is not available on flights between JFK and Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic; however, where available, FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment is offered complimentary on these routes.

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User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Seems exciting. Another carrier to the wonderful company of LiveTV. What would we do without LiveTV (don't quote).

I wonder if in the future they will add movie channels and radio.

Funny how in the US jetBlue has liveTV and now in Australia Virgin Blue is getting LiveTV.

I wonder if they will install the TV's in Australia or in the US before they head down there.

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12155 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3237 times:
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This is totally old news. This was annouced several months ago. JQ are now getting some IFE on their aircraft as a result

User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Whats more interesting is that DJ are going digeplayers for their international sister pacific blue.

JQ are doing the digeplayer bit as well



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