The in-flight broadband service will deliver four live streaming channels: In a briefing today, Connexion said that the service will launch this summer on Singapore Airlines where the Boeing division could deploy offerings and test response. The service will feature four channels, with three devoted to news and one to sports.
The service will deliver streaming video, requiring a laptop or handheld with appropriate Windows Media Player software installed, and will only be available to those paying for a broadband connection during a flight. No a la carte streaming-only service is planned for the introduction. Boeing charges from $7.95 for 30 minutes of pay-as-you go service on shorter flights up to $29.95 for unlimited usage during a flight of more than six hours.
Programming will feature content from EuroNews, EuroSportnews, BBC World Service, CNBC, and MSNBC, and will be in English initially.
Certain classes on many Singapore Airlines planes have power outlets. However, the airline has a very odd policy that requires batteries to be removed before using in-flight power and forbids charging batteries.