Aviation

Binge TV exactly where you want it

Hannah Edensor

Qantas and HBO have teamed up to take hot TV series to the sky.

Customers with the airline will soon have access to hundreds of hours of the most talked about programs on screens around the world, from current series like True Detective and Game of Thrones to classic favourites like The Sopranos and Sex and The City.

Beginning July, Qantas will offer 120 hours of HBO drama, comedy and documentary content for customers flying across the Qantas network. Each month the channel will be updated with 20 hours of the US network’s latest shows and movies.

The introduction of an HBO channel will coincide with the addition of three new Foxtel channels – Entertainment by Foxtel, National Geographic and Lifestyle by Foxtel – each of which will be updated monthly resulting in a total of 160 hours of fresh content each month.

The investment forms part of a multi-million dollar overhaul of Qantas’ inflight entertainment software and hardware.

“A lot of our customers look forward to making the most of the opportunity for some uninterrupted viewing time on board, and for many it’s a chance to catch up with their favourite shows,” Qantas’ head of digital entertainment Jo Boundy said.

“That’s why we invest heavily in making sure we have fresh content and a wide range of programs to cater for different tastes.

“Customer satisfaction with inflight entertainment has hit record levels in recent months, and we plan to keep improving the options available with new features that set Qantas apart.”

Look out for these shows, coming soon to Qantas Channels:

HBO: Veep, Game of Thrones, True Detective, Silicon Valley, Vice, Girls, Togetherness, The Jinx and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, among others.

Entertainment by Foxtel: Australia’s Next Top Model, Real Housewives of Melbourne, Aussie Pickers.

National Geographic Channel: Dead End Express, Brain Games, Animals Gone Wild, Cabin Fever, Outback Wrangler.

Lifestyle by Foxtel: River Cottage Australia, Grand Designs Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Village Vets, Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh & Simple.


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