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Dan Rather Can Fly

Anyone who missed the 1997 World Airline Entertainment Association conference in Orlando may have also missed a glimpse of the distribution outlet of the future. In-flight programming is becoming big business with the promise of personal video screens for each airline...
November 1, 1997

Anyone who missed the 1997 World Airline Entertainment Association conference in Orlando may have also missed a glimpse of the distribution outlet of the future. In-flight programming is becoming big business with the promise of personal video screens for each airline passenger, selectable viewing channels and personal video-game terminals.

Traditionally, only the domain of the motion-picture giants, the airways are beginning to attract some of the major players of the doc world as well. A number of recognizable names have begun their forays into the field. cbs produces a 30-minute in-flight version of 60 Minutes which airs in the air a week behind the broadcast version, with content modified so that stories possibly disturbing to the traveller

Also in this report:
-New Directions
-Discovery Hits the Road
-Getting there isn’t enough
-Next Stop: Hollywood

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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