KNUTSFORD, England, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Brazil's leading airline will work closely with its new in-flight entertainment provider to create one of the very best IFE offerings in the industry.
IFE Services announced today that it is TAM Airlines' new in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider.
From March 2013, IFE Services will provide Brazil's leading airline with a broad selection of top Hollywood, classic and Latin American movies as well as popular TV programmes and great music. Passengers will be able to enjoy the content on the audio visual on-demand (AVOD) and overhead systems across TAM Airlines' fleet of 162 aircraft. The IFE will be available in English, Latin Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. In addition to acquiring and supplying all of the content, IFE Services will manage the airline's entire digital encoding and AVOD management requirements.
In November 2012, IFE Services announced that LAN Airlines had re-selected it as its in-flight entertainment provider. This latest announcement confirms the company's position as the number one IFE content service provider in Latin America.
"We are delighted to be selected as the IFE provider to TAM Airlines," said Andy McEwan, CEO of IFE Services. "The TAM brand is synonymous with service excellence and we cannot wait to get started on enhancing their IFE offering even further to make their passenger experience one of the very best in the world."
For more information about TAM Airlines visit: http://www.tam.com.br
About IFE Services
IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the airline industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a strong commitment to customer service and investment in the latest systems and technologies.
IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to provide a first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include movies, TV programmes, audio, games, apps, safety and destination films, portable entertainment systems, onboard publications and AVOD technical support and management.
IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of over 50 airlines and cruise ship operators. The company's headquarters are in Cheshire, UK with regional offices located in Madrid, Singapore, Santiago, Johannesburg and Irvine, California.
IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel Entertainment Group.
About TAM Airlines
TAM Airlines (http://www.tamairlines.com) operates direct flights to 42 destinations in Brazil and 18 cities in Latin America, the United States and Europe. Through agreements with companies in Brazil and abroad, TAM's network encompasses a further 50 airports in Brazil and 92 international destinations, including Asia.
The company was founded in 1976 with a promise to its passengers to offer a high quality service at competitive prices. TAM has established itself as Brazil's leading airline, with a domestic market share of 41.1% in October. TAM is also the country's leading carrier among Brazilian airlines that operate international routes, with a 90.1% market share in October.
With the largest passenger aircraft fleet in Brazil (162 planes), TAM offers customer service manifested by its 'Spirit to Serve' initiative that seeks to make air travel more accessible to the general public. TAM was the first Brazilian airline to offer a loyalty program, TAM Fidelidade, which today has 10 million members, has already issued more than 20 million tickets in exchange for points and is part of the Multiplus network.
TAM is a full member of the Star Alliance, with its network of over 1,356 destinations across 193 countries. Since June 27, 2012, the company is part of the holding LATAM Airlines Group S.A., a result of its association with LAN Airlines S.A. This merger has created one of the largest airline groups in the world with a route network that offers passenger flights to around 150 destinations in 22 countries, and cargo services to nearly 169 destinations in 27 countries. The group currently has a fleet of 320 aircraft.
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