SD and Lufthansa Technik partner for streaming IFE


December 6, 2016 – An announcement at MEBAA 2016 means that aircraft operators can stream the latest movies and hit TV shows in-flight, with Satcom Direct (SD) and Lufthansa Technik partnering to provide business jet operators with a wide selection of movies and TV shows.

Initially available on aircraft equipped with Nice HD cabin systems, Nicemedia content is delivered via a portable memory device that connects directly to the CMS. No internet connection is required onboard to view the content, and new movies and shows will be added on a monthly basis.

By mid-2017, the system will be available for all IFE/CMS platforms via the Nicemedia Smartbox, powered by SD. The system will enable passengers to view content via the cabin monitors or stream to personal electronic devices including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.

“Together we will make licensed premium content accessible and affordable to a large customer base,” stated Philip von Schroeter, director of OEM programs at Lufthansa Technik.

Content is available in English, German, Spanish and French across a variety of genres including action, adventure, comedy, family and science fiction. The content is DRM-secured and licensed.

The Nicemedia system includes 50 movies and 30 TV shows, and is updated monthly with new content.

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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