1/11/2006

Live Internet TV Coming to Airlines

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:53 pm

Airline passengers will soon be able to watch live television on their laptops through Connexion by Boeing’s in-flight Internet service.

Beginning Jan. 23, passengers who buy blocks of Internet access on the nine foreign airlines that currently offer Connexion’s service will also be able to watch programs broadcast on BBC World, CNBC, Eurosportnews, and either EuroNews or MSNBC.

Airlines like JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines offer similar programming viewable on TV screens on the backs of passengers’ seats.

Under new pricing announced Wednesday, access to Connexion’s high-speed Internet service will cost $26.95 for up to 24 hours beginning Jan. 31. Connexion currently charges $29.95 for six hours of Internet access or more. Hourly pricing also is available.

The TV service will not cost passengers any extra.

Source: AP

 

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