People are increasingly accessing direct to consumer video streaming services for their news and entertainment content, and expect access to these services wherever they go.
When hosted on Thales’ inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system, Netskrt’s unique edge content delivery network (eCDN) will provide content caching for a high-quality streaming experience of direct-to-consumer native content applications to seatback screens and personal devices.
On-demand content is stored onboard and regularly uploaded on the ground and in the air, providing access to the latest titles.
Passengers will be able to instantly stream their favorite entertainment content using their personal video streaming subscriptions. No matter how many people watch the same content, each title only streams once to the onboard cache. This solution optimizes satellite connectivity consumption ensuring bandwidth is available for other connected inflight services.
“We’re excited to work with Netskrt to deliver a new era of inflight entertainment giving passengers an ‘at home viewing experience’. Our collaboration will create opportunities for new direct-to-consumer video streaming partner integrations to provide a high-quality passenger experience,” said Kurt Weidemeyer, VP Product Delivery Digital, Thales InFlyt Experience.