TRT World, Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform established in 2015, has teamed up with Panasonic Avionics to launch in-flight broadcasting.
“It is important to stay informed and up-to-date on world events. Passengers tune in to different outlets for news and it’s vital to have variety in your sources to have a more well-rounded view of current events. Thanks to Panasonic for making this challenge a lot easier during flight” said Fatih Er, director of news and programmes, TRT World. “Partnering with Panasonic to deliver our content in-flight is a major achievement to fulfil our promise to offer our service everywhere, whatever platform our audience prefer to receive it.”
Julie Lichty, head of digital solutions and services at Panasonic Avionics said, “Panasonic is proud to offer the world’s only truly global in-flight live television services. Whether it’s the best in current affairs, sports and entertainment from a selection of the world’s premier media brands, our mission is to keep passengers informed and entertained with quality programming. We believe that TRT World is a significant enhancement to our portfolio, and will be a tremendous enhancement to our airline customers’ passenger experience.”
The service is being broadcast via satellite to specially-equipped aircraft. Since mid-October, TRT World channel has been available on Turkish Airlines.
Commenting on the initiative Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, M. ?lker Ayci said, “As the national flagship airline of Turkey, where the East and West meet, we offer Turkish hospitality to our guests on board. Today we are proud to offer TRT World’s objective perspective and alternative approach to news making to 122 countries we fly.”