Vancouver based Henry Tenby has launched the world’s first on demand streaming service for aviation fans, and the new JetFlix.TV platform currently features over 70 full length aviation movies which members can view by paying a low monthly fee, similar to the Netflix business model.
According to JetFlix.TV founder Henry Tenby, “our classic airline movies are curated from special sources or exclusively created in house.”
Airport videos, classic airline movies, aviation fan trips, and movies from aviation’s golden age all come together in the growing JetFlix.TV platform offering international aviation buffs a one-stop destination that lives on their mobile devices to “learn, be entertained, and become passionate about aviation” explained Tenby.
Tenby decided to launch the classic airline themed SVOD as a logical extension and rebranding of his aviation DVD business, which has been operational for ten years. “As customers dramatically stopped buying DVDs, the business of producing content on silver discs more or less died overnight” according to Tenby.
The JetFlix.TV SVOD business model is quite different than YouTube which is an AVOD, or advertising based VOD service. YouTube is mostly offering viewers short duration, low production value aviation video clips, versus full length shows offered at JetFlix.TV. Many specialized niches like spots, travel, cooking, and business have been able to create highly supportive and active subscriber communities using the SVOD business model, thus Tenby feels the aviation sector is also ripe for this opportunity.
Moving forward, JetFlix.TV will be working with airlines, manufacturers and airports that are interested in being featured on the channel. And according to Tenby, “there is no shortage of global aviation partners for us to work with and use their story to inspire.”
“It is not just about the future. The past is just as interesting as it is where we came from as an industry” according to Tenby. Many JetFlix.TV viewers are passionate about aviation and airline history. “So working with airlines to help digitize, preserve and share their visual film histories and archives is something that is also high on our agenda” explained Tenby.