The following blog post was co-written by Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, co-founders of the ATX Television Festival.
We can’t keep quiet any longer … Southwest Airlines and ATX Television Festival are excited to announce the addition of the ATX Television Festival Channel! This new channel will be onboard Southwest Airlines’ WiFi-equipped aircraft via the on-demand TV channel on the Onboard Entertainment Portal, delivering free live television programming to Passengers’ personal electronic devices at all phases of flight.
Starting today, Customers boarding a WiFi-equipped flight can catch a glimpse at panels and Q&A sessions from past ATX Television Festivals, as well as episodic and exclusive content from network and studio partners like Hulu and more! We’ll add new content as we approach the ATX Television Festival held from June 9-12, 2016, so if you're a regular flier, be sure to check back often.
To kick-off the channel launch, we’re celebrating with the first-ever Primetime TV Flight, featuring a panel at 35,000 feet with the creator and cast of NBC's upcoming drama, “Game of Silence.” Creator, Executive Producer, and ATX Television Festival Advisory Board Member David Hudgins, plus cast membersDavid Lyons, Larenz Tate, Michael Raymond James, Bre Blair, andDemetrius Grosse, will be on hand to talk all things “Game of Silence”during an inflight panel and Q&A session, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’sDanielle Nussbaum.
Follow along with @ATXFestival, @EW, and @SouthwestAir during the flight (to ask questions to our panelists use the hashtag #PrimetimeTVFlight), and be sure to check back here for photos and a video from the panel.