- TRT World has teamed up with Panasonic Avionics, the worldwide leader in inflight entertainment and connectivity, to launch for inflight broadcasting.
- The service is being broadcast via satellite to specially-equipped aircrafts.
Lake Forest, California – 19 November, 2018 – TRT World, international news platform launched in 2015 and headquartered in Istanbul, offers an alternative viewpoint on global and domestic events, challenging perceived narratives and providing a much-needed new perspective on news. With this agreement with Panasonic, TRT World will extend its reach to passengers on airlines around the world.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) provides inflight connectivity and infotainment content for over 80 connectivity customers around the world. This partnership enables Panasonic to extend TRT World’s live broadcast to many of the world’s leading international carriers, including Turkish Airlines.
“It is important to stay informed and up-to-date on world events. Passengers tune in to different outlets for news and it’s vital to have variety in your sources to have a more well-rounded view of current events. Thanks to Panasonic for making this challenge a lot easier during flight” said Fatih Er, Director of News and Programmes, TRT World “Partnering with Panasonic to deliver our content inflight is a major achievement to fulfill our promise to offer our service everywhere, whatever platform our audience prefer to receive it.”
Julie Lichty, Head of Digital Solutions and Services at Panasonic Avionics said, “ Panasonic is proud to offer the world’s only truly global inflight live television services. Whether it’s the best in current affairs, sports and entertainment from a selection of the world’s premier media brands, our mission is to keep passengers informed and entertained with quality programming. We believe that TRT World is a significant enhancement to our portfolio, and will be a tremendous enhancement to our airline customers’ passenger experience”.
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TRT World, Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform was launched in 2015 with headquarters in Istanbul and four newsrooms including an extensive global bureau network covering major regions and hot spots. Strategically designed to maximize its global reach, it is broadly available in all major English-speaking countries, and can be accessed via traditional media, including free-to-air, cable and satellite, and other digital platforms, including mobiles, desktops and social media. A distinctive voice to the global news landscape, this is TRT World.
Address: TRT World Headquarters Ahmet Adnan Saygun Street No:83
34347 Ulus, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 326 30 00