Row 44, a leading provider of inflight Wi-Fi and device-based entertainment for airlines, announced that Allegiant Air will roll out Row 44’s Video-On-Demand (VOD) service on its inflight entertainment.
Allegiant, in looking for an economical way to entertain passengers on its new Hawaii service, will be the first commercial airline to offer Row 44’s VOD service, a wireless, streaming device-based entertainment platform that operates without satellite connectivity, as part of its inflight entertainment passenger experience.
The Row 44 platform offers two versions of Wi-Fi service. Full satellite Internet connectivity is available in addition to option that Allegiant has chosen – onboard wireless inflight video streaming only.
“At Allegiant, we are always focused on providing our customers with exceptional travel deals, and we sought the same in our inflight entertainment partner,” said Andrew Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “Row 44 had the only platform that met our desire to provide our passengers with modern, affordable entertainment without sacrificing our commitment to low cost.”
According to Row 44’s partnership announcement, the ability to offer a wide range of content in an easy to navigate portal was key for Allegiant. With the Row 44 VOD service, passengers will be able to log into an Allegiant branded portal to access a broad selection of movies, television shows, short subject programming, music, games and flight map.
The Row 44 VOD service utilizes the same equipment as its satellite Internet service, only without an aircraft antenna. Entertainment content is stored aboard the aircraft on a 1.8 terabyte server and streamed wirelessly directly to passengers’ WiFi enabled laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Installations of the Row 44 wireless inflight VOD service on the Allegiant Air fleet of 757’s will begin in the first quarter of 2013.
Read the press release from Row 44.