Thomson teams with Live for airline TV
Thomson has signed a long-term contract with LiveTV for the development of a live TV broadcast system for aircraft. Based on Thomsonís pioneering IPTV-based satellite television distribution technology, the solution enables the transformation of satellite content into video-over-IP content for distribution and viewing on individual seat back screens. Thus, Thomsonís system enables LiveTV to offer hundreds of channels in digital quality, as well as providing features such as electronic program guide. Additionally, the system allows for insertion of live channels generated within the plane, such as navigation information.
This partnership has been proven with Continental Airlines, to which LiveTV is currently supplying DIRECTV services via Thomsonís technology.