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Panasonic Completes eXTV Flight

By Tish Drake | February 18, 2011
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Panasonic Avionics completed the first test flight of its eXTV television service. During the flight, the eXTV delivered a live television feed to a Boeing Business Jet equipped with Panasonic's eXConnect service.

Panasonic's eXTV television network will use the company's eXConnect in-flight Ku-band communications service. It will provide live, uninterrupted content to aircraft flying all over the world, even over oceans, according to the company. The service will offer several baseline channels in addition to optional, premium programming.

"We are very excited by the results of our first eXTV test flight because it clearly proves the concept and demonstrates the robust performance of our TV solution," said David Bruner, vice president for Panasonic Avionics's Global Communications Services. "Not only can we deliver a quality, live television feed, but we can do it using the same antenna and using the same network as our global eXconnect service."

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