Southwest announces 14 channels of free live tv and 75 on-demand shows on their wifi enabled planes. Currently, about 75% of their fleet has wifi enabled. Instead of back of seat monitors, flyers will be watching the shows from their internet-ready personal devices such as Ipads, Iphones, Itouch, etc.
The satellite provider will be DISH network. Southwest is revolutionalizing free tv streaming inflight.
Southwest will save approximately save 5lbs per seat in turn will save fuel.
I hope they have power outlets in each seats so flyers can charge devices instead of landing at a destination with dead smartphones.