Qantas adds HBO to in-flight entertainment

9 Jul 2015 by Tamsin Cocks

Flying with Qantas just got a lot more entertaining.

The Australian carrier has partnered with American network HBO to bring popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and True Detective to the skies. Cult classics such as The Soporanos and Sex and The City will also be available.

For the next six months, 20 hours of drama, comedy and documentary content will be added to the HBO channel every month. 

Three new Foxtel channels will also be added, representing 160 hours of fresh content over the coming months. 

Qantas Head of Digital and Entertainment, Jo Boundy, said: “A lot of our customers look forward to making the most of the opportunity for some uninterrupted viewing time on board, and for many it’s a chance to catch up with their favourite shows. That’s why we invest heavily in making sure we have fresh content and a wide range of programmes to cater for different tastes.

“Customer satisfaction with in-flight entertainment has hit record levels in recent months, and we plan to keep improving the options available with new features that set Qantas apart.”

Shows coming soon to Qantas:

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.

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Tamsin Cocks

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