WestJet Launches Live In-Flight Television
WestJet, Bell ExpressVu and LiveTV today announced that all 39 of WestJet's Boeing Next-Generation 737-700
aircraft are now equipped with live satellite television. WestJet is the first and only airline in Canada to offer an in-flight TV service that can be individually controlled by each guest from the comfort of their own seat.
WestJet's complimentary satellite TV service offers a selection of up to 24 television channels from Bell ExpressVu in every seatback on all of WestJet's 737-700 aircraft, including news, sports, music, children's and
leisure programming. The real-time in-flight experience features individual adjustable seatback screens, personal headphones and an armrest control to change TV channels, brightness and volume levels.
Channels currently on the service include:
-CTV (Edmonton and Toronto)
-Global (Vancouver and Halifax)
-Report on Business TV
"We are excited to bring our guests this innovative entertainment option on all our 737-700 aircraft to further differentiate WestJet from our competitors," said Clive Beddoe, President and CEO, WestJet. "Guests can now
enjoy up to 24 channels of live digital TV programming from Bell ExpressVu in every seatback of our state-of-the-art Next-Generation Boeing 737-700 aircraft."
"As Canada's digital TV leader, we're pleased to offer WestJet guests a taste of the 400+ channels we deliver across the country," added Gary Smith,President, Bell ExpressVu. "Bell is proud of its expanding national presence and the opportunity to demonstrate innovative services like live in-flight satellite television."
"We're delighted to support WestJet's initiative to provide real-time satellite television to their guests." said Glenn Latta, Vice President of LiveTV. "Our system will offer WestJet guests the opportunity to experience a
choice of in-flight programming supported by advanced technology and proven reliability. We're proud to be their supplier of choice for in-flight entertainment."