Gogo Vision Could Put New Movies In Flight Before Cinemas
Consumers simply expect more content, faster, and in ways that they’re comfortable consuming. Couple that with upstarts like Gogo, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Gogo, the company responsible for hooking thousands of planes across the U.S. up with in-flight Wi-Fi , has just announced a new partnership that could place major motion pictures in planes prior to cinemas. Imagine that. The deal involes Magnolia Pictures, and it’s being used to highlight Gogo Vision, a new in-flight streaming technology. The content will include pre-theatrical and theatrical release titles, which is a first for Gogo. Gogo Vision allows passengers to rent movies and television shows and stream them to their own Wi-Fi enabled devices. Passengers can select from a library of more than 100 programs from major Hollywood studios. Renting videos through Gogo Vision starts at $3.99 for a movie and $.99 for a TV show. For passengers who don’t finish their program onboard the aircraft, Gogo Vision has a resumption of play feature that allows passengers to finish watching their program on the ground for a 24-hour period on the same device on which they rented the movie or television show. “We continue to enhance and improve the offerings that passengers can find on Gogo Vision,” said Gogo’s chief commercial officer, Ash ElDifrawi. “Magnolia has a strong history of bringing cutting edge and compelling content to market. Having pre-theatrical and theatrical releases available to passengers is a first for Gogo and it will help assure that there’s always something fresh and exciting for passengers to watch when they use Gogo Vision.” We suspect that even more deals like this will follow suit; perhaps the so-called “friendly skies” are truly getting friendlier at least for technology lovers. Copyright 1999 – 2013 David Altavilla and HotHardware.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that Post to Facebook Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/19YNe7U Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 A new contest will let a Turner Classic Movies fan co-host a film with Robert Osborne. (Photo: TCM) SHARE 29 CONNECT 12 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE If I watch a classic film on Turner Classic Movies, I make sure to catch Robert Osborne’s insightful introductions and postscripts. More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that even goes for movies I’ve seen dozens of times (like, say, The Graduate). This month, TCM is holding a contest that will let one lucky fan co-host a movie with Osborne. Over at the site for its ” Ultimate Fan Contest ,” you can submit a 90-second video of yourself introducing a classic film. Along with being featured on the air, the grand-prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where he/she also will introduce a film. The contest just kicked off, so few submissions have been posted on the site. However, this clever sample sets the standard for what they’re looking for. TCM is accepting entries through Oct.