London Heathrow Airport has partnered with SITA, Orange Business Services and media distribution company Adaptive Channel to trial two entertainment kiosks in Terminal 5, where passengers can quickly download the latest movies and other media.
The Heathrow EntertainMe kiosks will provide travelers with access to a wide-range of the latest movies, TV shows, magazines, travel guides and newspapers that they can download to their mobile devices within minutes to enjoy at the airport and on their flight.
The kiosks offer a mixture of free and paid content that can be easily accessed using an interactive screen and paid for via ApplePay or contactless credit or debit card. Once the passenger has downloaded their content they will be able to access it during their trip without being connected to wi-fi or data services.
Roberto Segala, head of commercial services, London Heathrow, said, “We are constantly looking to enhance the travel experience for passengers at Heathrow and these new EntertainMe kiosks designed by SITA will provide a unique entertainment solution for our customers.
“The initial trial will take place in Heathrow’s iconic T5, which serves more than 30 million passengers a year. We are very excited about this newest addition to Heathrow and look forward to seeing our customers’ reaction to this innovative product.”
Dan Ebbinghaus, senior vice president, communication and infrastructure solutions, SITA, said, “We know passengers want access to the latest entertainment on their mobile devices and Heathrow’s EntertainMe kiosks make that quick and easy. Passengers get the content in seconds and can then access it without needing, or paying for, any data connection.”