Starting in July, Qantas will be offering 120 hours of HBO drama, comedy and documentary content for their inflight customers which will come with monthly updates of 20 hours of the US network’s latest shows and movies.
The shows on offer will include current series like True Detective and Game of Thrones as well as classic favourites The Sopranos and Sex and The City. Frequent flyers will no longer need to miss out on their favourite earth-bound shows as Qantas is also adding three new Foxtel channels, Entertainment by Foxtel, National Geographic and Lifestyle by Foxtel which will be also updated monthly. The result will be a total of 160 hours of fresh content each month.
Qantas says this investment forms part of a multi-million dollar overhaul of Qantas’ inflight entertainment software and hardware which is aimed at making the airline the leader in the provision of home entertainment in the sky with a wide range of up to date programs catering to different tastes.
Qantas Head of Digital and Entertainment, Jo Boundy, says “Customer satisfaction with inflight entertainment has hit record levels in recent months, and we plan to keep improving the options available with new features that set Qantas apart.”
Coming soon to Qantas Channels:
HBO: Veep, Game of Thrones, True Detective, Silicon Valley, Vice, Girls, Togetherness, The Jinx and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, among others.
Entertainment by Foxtel: Australia’s Next Top Model, Real Housewives of Melbourne, Aussie Pickers.
National Geographic Channel: Dead End Express, Brain Games, Animals Gone Wild, Cabin Fever, Outback Wrangler.
Lifestyle by Foxtel: River Cottage Australia, Grand Designs Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Village Vets, Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh & Simple.
Last month Qantas was awarded the World’s Best IFE by International Traveller Magazine and featured in the top 5 airlines for SkyTRAX World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment category.
In the past 12 months, Qantas has doubled its number of new release blockbusters, significantly boosted its TV content with the introduction of box set viewing and invested in more regular and current news coverage.
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