Dish Network comes to American Airlines

Airlines may be taking our extra legroom and charging us more to check a bag, but they are upping the ante when it comes to inflight entertainment.

American Airlines passengers on select domestic flights can now watch live TV powered by DISH. This offering is currently available on 100 aircraft and will be expanded to more than 700 additional aircraft during 2019.

This move gives American passengers access to 12 DISH channels, including Bravo, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Disney Channel, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, Telemundo, TNT and USA. Now for the first time, American Airlines passengers can watch 12 live channels powered by DISH on domestic flights. This TV experience has been activated on 100 domestic aircraft, with plans to extend it to the airline’s long-term mainline narrowbody fleet of more than 700 aircraft during 2019. The following channels are available on American domestic flights: · Bravo · FOX · CBS · NBC · CNBC · NFL Network · CNN · Telemundo · Disney Channel · TNT · ESPN · USA Passengers can access these live channels directly on their personal laptops, phones or tablets for no additional cost. All channels stream directly to customers’ laptops, phones or tablets free of charge. Live TV is easy to use and available from gate to gate – customers can choose it from American’s lineup of free entertainment that includes hundreds of movies and on-demand television shows. “Our customers have told us they want a living room experience in the air – the ability to watch free entertainment, stream their favorite shows on-demand, charge their phones and stay connected from start to finish during their travels,” said Kurt Stache, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Loyalty & Sales. “Free live TV on our mainline domestic fleet is the latest step in making that a reality, and it complements the live TV we offer on all of our international widebody flights today. “We are working quickly to update every part of our fleet to give our customers excellent entertainment and connectivity options no matter where they fly with us,” Stache said.

Where will you find it today?

Free live TV is now available on more than 100 aircraft equipped with Gogo 2Ku high-speed Wi-Fi including all 48 Airbus A320s, which are receiving in-seat power during 2019. It is also available on more than 60 A319s, which have power outlets in every row.

A great move by American, because nothing goes better with free soft drinks and pretzels than DISH.