Have you ever wondered how independent distributors get the rights to sell movies to airlines? Companies like Jaguar, Entertainment in Motion, Fairdeal and Terry Steiner International have had huge success in building a business signing up the rights to show movies inflight. One such distributor is Cinesky and its founder, Betsy Hamlin, is our special guest on the PME Interview, to explain how the small independents manage to compete against the big six!



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Today we’re bringing you some sound advice. In this instance, sound equates to audio books. Ever since the emergence of AOD which allows passengers to start the audio program at the beginning as opposed to joining half way through, audio books have become a popular part of the inflight entertainment offering. One of the industry leaders in this field is UK based Spoken Ink Media who can draw on Britain’s rich pool of acting talent. Steve Harvey’s guest on today’s PME Interview is the founder and CEO of Spoken Ink Media, Ed Caldecott.



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If you’re an airline IFE manager, airline movie distributor, lab, or content service provider, then you definitely need to watch today’s PME Interview. Closed captions are coming to IFE screens near you very soon. After years of prevaricating, our industry must finally come to grips with the reality of closed captions and things are starting to move very fast. For an update, Steve Harvey spoke with Michael Childers, a long time industry expert on the subject.



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Duncan Hilleary – Spafax

Spafax has become one of the most consistently successful content service providers supplying movies, TV, audio and magazines to many of the world’s blue chip airlines. But how did the company come into being back in the early 1980s? Calling all aficionados of inflight entertainment history – you’re in for a treat today as Steve meets Duncan Hilleary, co-founder of Spafax. Join us and discover how the company got its name and view an early promotional video featuring Duncan and co-founder Jeremy Hunter. Enjoy!



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Using your mobile phone to make and receive calls or send a text inflight, once a rarity, is now commonplace on airlines. However, if you’re flying within US airspace, then keep your phone switched to Flight Mode as the use of phones inflight is still banned, an odd policy given that phones are commonplace on trains and buses. With AT&T launching an inflight 4G data service next year, maybe Congress will think again. To discuss this issue Steve Harvey’s special guest on the PME Interview, is the CEO of AeroMobile, Kevin Rogers.



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