Panasonic, All Nippon launch TV, Internet service on flights across Japan

Inflight entertainment and communications company Panasonic Avionics and All Nippon Airways CO., LTD (ANA) will launch ANA SKY Live TV and broadband Internet services on domestic aircraft that fly routes across Japan, the companies said.

ANA Sky Live TV includes three unique channels of Japanese news, sports and other popular programming from JSAT Corporation´s Sky PerfecTV! platform. Passengers will be able to watch general sports programming with Nittele G+, catch the latest news updates from Nippon TV News 24 and follow live football programming on Sukasaka!.

The ANA WiFi Service and ANA SKY Live TV will utilize Panasonic Avionics Corporation´s eXConnect and eXTV services via satellite owned and operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

Founded in 1952, ANA flies on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 240 aircraft.

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is a leader in the converging fields of broadcasting and communications.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation supplies inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company´s solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with 4,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 300 customers worldwide and provides IFEC systems on over 6,000 aircraft.