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DirecTV Launches Domestic 18-Channel Live TV Service on Delta Air Lines Widebody Planes

DirecTV Launches Domestic 18-Channel Live TV Service on Delta Air Lines Widebody Planes

DirecTV is partnering with Delta Air Lines and Viasat satellite network for the launch of an 18-channel TV lineup on select Boeing 767-400 aircraft flying select long-haul domestic routes. The domestic live TV offering marks the first time a U.S.-based airline has integrated live television into seatback screens onboard its widebody planes, including breaking news and weather, and thousands of TV shows and movies.

Channels include: ABC, Bravo, CBS, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, GOLF, FOX, HGTV, FOX News, HGTV, MSNBC, NBC, NFL Network, TBS, Telemundo, TNT, and USA.

“We are thrilled to make history being the first airline to offer this type of in-flight entertainment,” Doug Eichler, SVP, DirecTV business solutions, said in a statement.

Ekrem Dimbiloglu, managing director of in-flight entertainment and connectivity at Delta Air Lines, said the Atlanta-based carrier sees planes as the ultimate platform for entertainment and content discovery. DirecTV first began offering in-flight entertainment in 2000.

“This milestone brings us ever closer to ensuring that vision is reality on as many routes as possible,” Dimbiloglu said.

Delta is no stranger to Hollywood, with both Disney+ and Paramount+ offering streaming access aboard select flights.

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