Satcom Direct and Lufthansa Technik make nicemedia IFE service available to all


The nicemedia content service recently launched by SD for aircraft equipped with niceHD cabin systems is now available for all IFE/CMS platforms.

The portable nicemedia SmartBox system delivers up to 450 Hollywood movies and TV shows a year. Content can be seen on cabin monitors or streamed to Apple and Android phones and tablets. Multiple devices and users are supported. To avoid using extra data on board, content can be updated automatically on the ground.

“Together with our partner SD we are pleased to receive a lot of interest in our new nicemedia service from operators, OEMs, completion houses and retrofit companies,” said Philip von Schroeter, director of OEM programs at Lufthansa Technik. “It seems the market is realizing the need for legal media content and we’re offering exactly what they need.”

“The demand for IFE is rising as passengers increasingly expect a similar entertainment experience in the air, as on the ground,” said Ken Bantoft, chief technology officer at SD. “Our partnership with Lufthansa Technik allows us to provide great entertainment in a convenient format. The option to preload the data, carry on the box, and plug and play, is a real bonus for any operator or owner.”

Movies are shown in English, German, Spanish and French. The content is DRM-secured and licensed, and includes new releases and HD content.

May 17, 2017

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