As the holiday season gets fully into gear and 2012 draws to a close, what can we say about 2012 in in-flight entertainment, and what does the future hold for it? It’s certainly been an active year, both for in-flight entertainment and connectivity, with an estimated 1,200 new aircraft being outfitted with either cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity – or, in some cases, both.
With the APEX event just around the corner, we are happy to announce that we have for the third year conducted a survey of passengers from around the world. We will be releasing the full report, for free as always, in the coming weeks. But until then, we thought that we would offer a few insights to wet your palette.
The in-flight entertainment and connectivity market was boiling and looking for change throughout 2010 and then erupted during 2011. Several evolutions in technology finally emerged after years of discussion and development. To be honest, I think we are still on the cusp of those evolutions
Facing a greater need than ever to offer competitive services, run each program efficiently, and turn a profit, airlines should expect more from an IFE provider. To help out, we have compiled a short list of six trends in inflight entertainment and connectivity that you should ask your IFE provider about. If you don’t yet offer IFE, then use these same questions when vetting potential solution providers.
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