Qantas passengers will have more choice and variety on their inflight entertainment screens from next week as the airline kicks off what it dubs a “comprehensive transformation” of its inflight programming.
Travellers will enjoy a new wave of news, sport, entertainment and lifestyle programs supplied by Sky News, Foxtel and Fox Sports to seatback screens and beamed over the Q Streaming wireless inflight entertainment service.
Qantas Group Executive Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Olivia Wirth said the new channels will include "multiple daily news updates seven days a week, 100 hours more TV and movie content, 160 hours of box set viewing, triple the number of new release albums and double the number of blockbusters.”
While Qantas passengers won’t be able to watch Foxtel broadcasts live on board – as was formerly the case with Live2Air on Virgin Australia – timely content such as news bulletins will be updated when aircraft are on the ground throughout the day.
The Red Roo's domestic and international lounges will also screen a new international Australian news service called 'Australia Channel' featuring news, sport and business updates.
Behind the scenes Qantas is also beavering away on a new tile-based menu system for its inflight entertainment which will be optimised for touchscreens such as those of the Qantas Business Suite.
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