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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Norwegian Carrier Becomes First European Airline With Video-On-Demand

Row 44 has completed installation of its in-flight entertainment system on 60 of Norwegian Air Shuttle's Boeing 737-800 aircraft, making it the first European airline to offer video-on-demand service to passengers' Wi-Fi-enabled devices. 
 
The IFE service is powered through Ku-band satellites, offering passengers access to television shows and movies, as well as other interactive content via Wi-Fi. 
 
The company's live television service can be made available to passengers as a separate Wi-Fi offering, independent of Internet access. 
 
Norwegian expects to have Row 44's IFE service installed on more aircraft beginning later this year. The carrier currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737 family aircraft, and plans to add more 737s and Airbus A320 family aircraft as it looks to phase out its older 737-300s. 

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