ANA to offer live TV on domestic routes

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February 2, 2016 –Panasonic Avionics and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have announced a partnership to launch ANA SKY Live TV and broadband Internet services on its aircraft flying domestic routes across Japan.

ANA Sky Live TV includes three unique channels of Japanese news, sports and other popular programming from JSAT Corporation’s Sky PerfecTV! platform. Passengers will be able to watch general sports programming with Nittele G+, catch the latest news updates from Nippon TV News 24 and follow live football programming on Sukasaka!.

In addition to live television, ANA’s new experience also offers high-speed connectivity and will be further enhanced with music, television shows and other content that can be wirelessly streamed to mobile devices.

Paul Margis, president and CEO of Panasonic Avionics, said, “From the beginning, our goal was to deliver an integrated and connected experience that keeps passengers immersed and engaged in ANA’s inflight experience. The broadband wi-fi and unique live television content is a first for Japan, and we are proud and honored to partner with ANA on this exciting, new passenger amenity.”

Koji Oka, VP of products and services at ANA added, “We wanted to push the envelope to ensure the best inflight experience for our customers. With a line-up of exciting television programming, enhanced with Internet access and other communications services, we’ve created a truly unique experience for our customers. We look forward to working with Panasonic on future technologies that even further improve the experience we offer to our guests.”

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