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Yada Yada

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I just noticed the following comments by Brett Godfrey in a news article that was primarily about the new Virgin Blue Lounges:

theaustralian.news.com.au said:
Mr Godfrey said plans to fly to the US were still in train, and Virgin had a team of 10 working on them. He hoped to brief the airline's new board about the plan by September or October. He said it was still considering aircraft capable of flying the route. Availability and the ability to fly the mission were issues.

The first Virgin plane to boast the live cable service, LiveTV, will be converted in the US in July. Subsequent conversions will be done in New Zealand.

Passengers will be able to pay to receive Foxtel channels, including news and business reports, broadcast via satellite.

Mr Godfrey said price had not been decided but it would be "considerably less" than the $12 charged for portable digital entertainment systems.

Full Story here...
Sounds like a cool system.
 

Standby

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Old news except he forgot to say it should have been avail last July!!
there have been major issues with it with major reception "blackholes"
so a payTV mate told me earlier this year.
 

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Standby said:
Old news except he forgot to say it should have been avail last July!!
there have been major issues with it with major reception "blackholes"
so a payTV mate told me earlier this year.
I have heard exactly the same...!

Also I have heard, that in the meantime, DJ went back into market research on the concept and it didn't come out as strongly as they hoped for some reason and are trying to tweak the offer? (No idea what that means though)
 

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I recall chatting to a DJ hostie ages ago and her telling me that she was going for training "next week" over the DJ introduction of their TV system.

That was ages ago now. Over a year probably. Suspect they ran into issues or change of focus.
 
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