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Monday, December 7, 2015

Norwegian Air Shuttle Launch GEE Live TV Trials

Juliet Van Wagenen

Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched Live TV trials on some of its flights
Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched Live TV trials on some of its flights. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle have introduced Live TV as a commercial service aboard the airline’s flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Norwegian flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport, New York’s JFK, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport to both Martinique and Guadeloupe will offer live television through May 2016.

The Wi-Fi-equipped Norwegian aircraft will feature two TV channels, Bloomberg Television and the NFL Network. The free live television service will complement the free Wi-Fi that passengers already enjoy aboard all Norwegian’s short-haul flights in Europe and between the U.S. and the Caribbean, using GEE’s AirConnect In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) platform.

“This live television trial with Global Eagle is a great way to mark the first Norwegian short-haul flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean and a natural extension of our milestone live television trials announced across Europe last month,” said Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer for Norwegian.

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