More than 100 channels of live television are
now available free of charge on 211 of United Airlines' Boeing
737s equipped with seat back TV.
In addition to offering free live DIRECTV at
more than 30,000 seats, United customers also have access to
hundreds of movies and TV shows available on personal devices
through the airline's collection on the United app.
"We're pleased that United is offering customers
complimentary access to live TV on more than 200 of its aircraft
so customers can feel like they're sitting in their own living
rooms enjoying DIRECTV," said Roman Pacewicz, chief product
officer, AT&T Business. "Whether they want to tune into their
favorite primetime show or their favorite sports team, United
customers won't miss a moment with free DIRECTV programming."
Over the last year, United has also expanded its
personal device entertainment product to aircraft that previously
only offered DIRECTV, providing an option for customers to use
their phones, tablets or laptops to access a library of more than
280 complimentary movies and TV shows.
"This year, we will be introducing a series of
innovations and improvements designed to help build a great
experience for all our customers," said United's Chief Customer
Officer Toby Enqvist. "Offering free entertainment, whether it's
on seat back TV or on personal devices, is one example of how we
are placing our customers at the heart of what we do and helping
them to relax and enjoy their flights."