Gogo To Show Movies on Flights Before They Hit Theaters
The new indie sci-fi horror flick The Last Days on Mars, watchable in-flight through Gogo Vision, before it hits theaters.
Smart deal for Gogo and Magnolia, and with ability to watch beyond in-flight, makes it convenient. Expect this watching-after-onboard to become a lot more common.
Excerpt from Variety
Gogo sees deals like the one with Magnolia as a new revenue stream for the company. It makes most of its coin from the sale of Wi-Fi connections on airlines. But it’s been looking for ways to use its Internet connections as a way to expand into other areas like entertainment distribution.
From the release: Renting videos through Gogo Vision starts at $3.99 for a movie and $.99 for a TV show. For passengers who don’t finish their program onboard the aircraft, Gogo Vision has a resumption of play feature that allows passengers to finish watching their program on the ground for a 24-hour period on the same device on which they rented the movie or television show.