Knutsford, England | December 22, 2011/PRNewswire/– A leading in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider has given an educational presentation to the Latin American movie and TV industry at the Ventana Sur event in Buenos Aires.

IFE Services, a leading in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider, gave a presentation at this year’s Ventana Sur show in Buenos Aires to help Latin American film and TV show producers put their content on-board aircraft. The company, which has more than 20 years of experience in the IFE industry, discussed how content is chosen by airlines after factoring in budgets, passenger demographics and cultural sensitivities. The presentation explained how detailed research helps to identify the best available and most appropriate content, sourcing from both Hollywood studios as well as independent film and TV distributors.

Some of the Latin American movies IFE Services has licensed to its airline clients in the region recently include box office hits such as ‘Un Cuento Chino’, ‘El Hombre De Al Lado’ and ‘Mandrill’. For TV shows, the content service provider (CSP) licenses popular local programmes from the major distributors in South America such as Globo, Alto Los Andes and TV Ecuador.

Maria Ignacia Barja, Account Manager at IFE Services, delivered the presentation. Commenting on the event, which took place between 2nd and 5th of December 2011, she said: “The show organisers were keen for a leading in-flight entertainment provider to explain how Latin American content producers can have their work seen by airline passengers. I hope the audience found the presentation useful and now better understand how a content service provider like IFE Services can help them.”

IFE Services tailors in-flight entertainment packages to an airline’s specific needs, supporting all analogue and digital IFE systems. It then continues to refresh and update the package based on agreed schedules.

The Ventana Sur event was launched in 2009 by Argentina’s INCAA Film Institute as a way of helping Latin American film and TV producers showcase their work.

For more information about Ventana Sur visit: http://www.ventanasur.gov.ar
For more information about IFE Services visit: http://www.ifeservices.com

One of the travel industry’s premier suppliers of entertainment solutions will provide Canada’s leading holiday travel airline with movies, TV, audio channels, original productions and AVOD technical services.

Knutsford, Cheshire, UK., October 1, 2010 – IFE Services, a leading passenger entertainment provider, today announced that Air Transat has chosen it as its new in-flight entertainment content service provider.

The agreement, which starts from 1st November 2010, covers the provision of movies, TV shows and audio channels across the airline’s entire fleet. Additionally, IFE Services will meet all of Air Transat’s original production requirements which will include branding and GUI development for the PAC eXcite platform running on the A330 AVOD system.

As part of the agreement, IFE Services will also provide Air Transat with a full suite of technical services including encoding and VOD content management.

“We’re very excited to be the new content service provider to Canada’s premier holiday travel airline,” said IFE Services’ Managing Director, Andy McEwan. “We knew Air Transat was just the kind of airline we wanted to work with after being greatly impressed with their professionalism during the selection process. Air Transat’s excellent business model is one we understand well and we know we can combine great value to the airline and innovative, high quality entertainment to its passengers.”

“For more than 20 years, Air Transat has endeavoured to provide its customers with a pleasant travel experience, in which entertainment plays an important part,” said Des Ryan, Air Transat’s Vice-President, In-flight Services and Commissary. “IFE Services convinced us that it could offer us original content to meet our customers’ needs in this area. We are pleased that we will soon be able to rely on its expertise to accompany us on our constant pursuit of innovation and quality.”

For more information about Air Transat visit the Air Transat website.

For more information about IFE Services visit the IFE Services website.