Beginning July, Qantas brings customers 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. Thanks to a partnership with HBO, the airline 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.
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.
Last month Qantas was awarded the World’s Best IFE by International Traveller Magazine and featured in the top 5 airlines for SkyTRAX World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment category.
In the past 12 months, Qantas has doubled its number of new release blockbusters, significantly boosted its TV content with the introduction of box set viewing and invested in more regular and current news coverage.