Piksel powers in-flight video for Transavia
DetailsMichelle Clancy | 23 June 2015
Piksel has signed on as a technology partner to the European airline Transavia, making Transavia the first customer to deploy the Piksel Voyage solution.
Transavia flyers can select and download video content onto their personal devices, prior to boarding a flight. The Transavia Entertainment App offers passengers a range of premium TV shows and films.
"With the launch of the Transavia Entertainment app, Transavia steps away from an outdated in-flight entertainment model which involves costly installation of infrastructure," a Piksel spokesperson said. "Instead it provides passengers with an entertainment experience which empowers people to select and view their preferred content on their own devices during the flight."
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," said Mark Christie, CTO 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."