The plan is to bring the new technology to the airline’s fleet of Boeing 757s and Row 44’s video-on-demand service will primarily be available on flights to and from the mainland and Hawaii. The services will be some sort of wireless-streaming entertainment platform, but it’s all operating without satellite connectivity. That means no in-flight WiFi, but it does mean that there’s the potential to get stuff beamed down from the airplane into your phone or tablet.
All in all there will be movies, music, television shows, and of course a flight map available, and there will likely be plenty from which to choose thanks to the almost two terabyte server. Pricing hasn’t been announced as of yet, but you can bet your in-flight peanuts that it’s not going to be complimentary. Installation begins in the first quarter of 2013, so we’ll be sure to fill you in on more details once they become available. Until then—don’t forget your iPad.