The Entertainment Airlines Should Be Providing During the Pandemic, According to IFE Distributors
The coronavirus pandemic has left theaters vacant, upended film production cycles and led to a surge in at-home entertainment viewership. The type of content being watched has changed, too. Some are turning to wholesome family flicks and reality cooking shows, while others are bingeing escapist psychological thrillers. How should airlines adjust their IFE catalogs in light of the pandemic? The distributors behind the entertainment passengers watch in the sky share their picks.
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