A new subscription video on demand channel, AeroCinema, is set to launch in March 2016.
Phil Osborn, the company’s CEO, is the former CEO of Network USA, creator of the Wings series, which ran in primetime on Discovery Channel for 12 years prior to its acquisition by Discovery Communications in 1999.
AeroCinema is expected to launch with more than 400 never before seen aviation-related features, documentaries and profiles intended for the aviation enthusiast, according to company officials.
HD content explores aviation from its inception to modern day, telling the stories behind the airplanes, pilots, and airplane manufacturers that were instrumental in World War I and World War II, through the Cold War and Vietnam, to modern aviation of present day, officials noted.
In related news, Clark Bunting has joined the company as its executive chair of the board. He is a 27-year veteran of Discovery Communications, where he served as president and general manager of Discovery Channel. Most recently, Bunting was president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
“We hope to make AeroCinema’s unique, high quality content as important to aviation enthusiasts as Netflix is to movie lovers,” he said.
Osborn said that the full international launch of AeroCinema will be the culmination of eight years of research and investment. This involved building a substantial resource of original High Definition content, including a considerable amount of animation, which allowed many aviation stories to be shown on television for the first time.