Congratulations to our friends at Virgin Trains on the launch this week of their ground-breaking entertainment portal, BEAM.
BEAM provides free onboard entertainment for customers, including around 200 hours of movies and TV, in a launch line-up featuring The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Despicable Me 2 and box sets including House of Cards, Peaky Blinders, Simply Nigella and Peppa Pig.
The BEAM selection of digital newsstand magazines includes Newsweek, Men’s Health, Top Gear, Total Film, Hello, Grazia, Living Etc., Ideal Home and Marie Claire.
DMD is proud to be the appointed service provider for all BEAM content, managing movies and TV titles, digital magazines and an array of HTML5 browser games that passengers can play on their own devices.
“This is a terrific business development for us”, said DMD Managing Director Designate Paul Rayson.
“Extending our digital service to both Virgin Trains and its sister operation Virgin Trains East Coast consolidates us as the premier content provider to rail operators in Europe, if not the world.
“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to help launch such an innovative and valuable PaxEx solution, and we wish them every success with it.”
BEAM is now available on all Virgin Pendolino services on its West Coast route and will be rolled out across all Virgin Voyager services in coming months.
To access the world class entertainment customers simply download the BEAM app from Apple or Android stores before they board, either at home or via free station WiFi.
Patrick McCall, Co-Chairman for Virgin Trains, said, “The new BEAM app will make our passengers’ journeys fly by, feeling like they’ve arrived at their destinations before they know it.”
For more information please contact:
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DMD manages media content for airlines and rail operators around the world. We are the full-service digital content manager for Virgin Trains, both West and East Coast, and also for Eurostar – the international rail operator connecting the UK, France and Belgium.
Headquartered in the UK and with facilities across the world, DMD is the premier provider of print and digital publications to the travel sector. With over 120 airline and rail clients, over 115 transport terminals served worldwide and over 130 million copies delivered per year we can uniquely serve any client as its single global supplier.
Our media content supply and management service encompasses movie and TV programming, digital games, bespoke video and audio productions and print and digital press, for passengers in premium lounges and onboard, for seatback screens and direct to devices via onboard WiFi.
About Virgin Trains
Stagecoach and Virgin work in partnership to operate the East Coast and West Coast inter-city routes under the Virgin Trains brand. The combined network connects some of Britain’s most iconic destinations including Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, York and London.
Virgin Trains is committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service, offering shorter journey times, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service.
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