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OUTtv and Air Canada partner to bring Pride to In-Flight entertainment

OUTtv and Air Canada partner to bring Pride to In-Flight entertainment

World’s First LGBTQ+ TV network’s programming will be available to watch on board Summer 2018

Vancouver, BC – 14 JUNE 2018 –   To celebrate Pride 2018, OUTtv and Air Canada today announced a partnership that will bring OUTtv content to Air Canada’s enRoute in-flight entertainment system for a summer of Pride themed programming.  Starting June 2018, passengers will be able to watch a selection of OUTtv’s LGBTQ+ series and documentaries on Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment system, including episodes of popular series that include RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Knock Knock Ghost, Hey Qween, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Our First Gay Summer Mykonos and the documentaries It Runs in the Family and They Came from Venus.  In addition, in the months of July and August new programming will be added, including RuPaul’s Gay for Play, Snow Queen, Safe Country, Changing Keys and Pride on the Tundra.  Passengers on mainline Air Canada flights will be able to view OUTtv programming on-board by selecting the OUTtv channel on the Air Canada enRoute in-flight entertainment system.  The deal marks the first time that a major airline and an LGBTQ+ broadcaster or streaming service have collaborated.

 “Air Canada is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in our workplace with a long-standing history of supporting the LGBTQ community,” said Andy Shibata, Managing Director, Brand at Air Canada. “We are excited to bring our customers vibrant Pride programming in-flight by partnering with the world’s first LGBTQ network.”

“Our viewers love watching diverse, vibrant and bold programming, whether it is legendary drag queens, quality drama, thought-provoking documentaries or compelling reality series,” said Brad Danks, CEO OUTtv Network. “We are very excited to be partnering with Air Canada to help passengers worldwide celebrate Pride on their summer travels.

About Air Canada  

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served more than 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 59 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America. Air Canada was also named the 2018 Eco-Airline of the Year by the respected airline industry publication Air Transport World for its commitment to emissions reductions. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

About OUTtv

OUTtv is the world’s first LGBTQ+ television network and the leading LGBTQ+ streaming service with over 2,000 hours of content.  OUTtv offers a compelling mix of drama, comedy, reality, talk and award-winning movies.  Their original programming includes Sex & Violence, Knock Knock Ghost, Don’t Quit Your Gay Job, Fabulocity, the award-winning Outspoken documentary series along with competition shows such as The Whole Package and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula.  OUTtv is also the broadcaster of international hit series’ that include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Untucked and Neighbours along with classics like Absolutely Fabulous and Queer as Folk.  OUTtvGo, OUTtv’s streaming service, offers the most complete on-demand library of LGBT content in the world.  Subscribers can stream their favorite series, movies and documentaries via iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and via all browsers for $3.99 a month.  To learn more about OUTtv visit OUTtv.ca or OUTtvGo.com.