Closed caption TV becomes available on Continental flights

HOUSTON–Continental Airlines has become the first airline to provide passengers with closed captioning for live television broadcasting on some of its aircraft.

The closed captioning will help passengers with hearing loss enjoy in-flight entertainment, including over 100 channels of DIRECTV-provided satellite television. This enhancement will be offered initially on all LTV3-equipped Boeing 737NG planes operated by Continental.

The closed captioning is provided to the airline by LiveTV, the world’s largest provider of live in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems for commercial airlines.

Founded in 1998 in Melbourne, FL, LiveTV has installation and maintenance locations around the world to support the more than 700 aircraft equipped with its products. Current customers also include JetBlue, Frontier, AirTran, Alitalia, Virgin Blue, WestJet, and Azul.