YouTube sensations now on Emirates in-flight entertainment
15 July 2015 – Dubai, U.A.E – This summer, Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system debuts two famous YouTube channels ‘Cute Girls Hairstyles’ and ‘Brooklyn & Bailey’. Known for their hairstyle tutorials, fashion and beauty vlogs, the two channels have over 5 million subscribers and over half a billion views combined on YouTube.
Families gearing up for their summer break can look forward to seven episodes from Brooklyn & Bailey’s YouTube channel on the Emirates in-flight entertainment system – ice Digital Widescreen –on channel #1479. Cute Girls Hairstyles’ YouTube channel will debut on Emirates next month.
Passengers can watch both channels on the ice Digital Widescreen, the latest Emirates’ in-flight entertainment system on all Airbus A380s, Boeing 777-200LRs and selected Boeing 777-300ERs.
By August, there will be a total of six YouTube channels available on ice Digital Widescreen including Dude Perfect and Crash Course. Emirates is one of the few airlines that gives its passengers the option to watch selected YouTube channels, in addition to more than 2,000 channels that are offered on its in-flight entertainment system.
It is the first time that Cute Girls Hairstyles and Brooklyn & Bailey’s YouTube channels appear on an airline entertainment system.
“Emirates’ award-winning in-flight entertainment system caters to a spectrum of audience from the young to the old around the globe, whether they’re into mainstream or niche genres. We also embrace the trend of user-generated content that spawns entertaining and informative YouTube personalities like Cute Girls Hairstyles and Brooklyn & Bailey as they make our entertainment choices more vibrant. Today’s viewers are spoilt for choices, and Emirates offers a diverse range of options onboard with the inclusion of YouTube,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President – Customer Experience.
“YouTube creators have fan bases that reach the world over and we're excited to be working closely with Emirates to select some of the most popular YouTube channels to add to their in-flight entertainment system," said Derek Callow, Director Partner Marketing, YouTube.
"Making YouTube accessible in the sky is a great opportunity for creators to reach their global audience, and new fans, and we're fortunate to partner with an airline with an award-winning program."
Family Entertainment on Emirates this Summer
From July, young travellers on Emirates will also receive new headsets on which they can enjoy up to 75 channels of dedicated children’s entertainment from up to 2,000 channels overall. These fun and colourful new headsets will also have larger speakers for a more comfortable fit and much improved sound quality.
Emirates offers a wide variety of family and children’s programming including the very best movies and television from Disney, Cartoon Network, CBeebies and Nickelodeon channels plus much more:
CTV & Skysurfers
30 CTV and Skysurfer channels such as CBeebies, Disney Junior, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon
BBC-produced adaption of David Walliams popular children’s books Mr Stink & Gangsta Granny
Popular classics Tom & Jerry, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby Doo, Sesame Street and Power Rangers
Over six hours of Barbie movies
556 movies on board in July
Family movies including Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Insurgent, Home, Shaun the Sheep, Big Hero 6, Cinderella, Penguins of Madagascar, Paddington, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies
50 Disney Classic Movies including Mary Poppins, Frozen and The Jungle Book plus the entire collection of Toy Story, Iron Man and The Pirates of the Caribbean
About Cute Girls Hairstyles and Brooklyn & Bailey
The brainchild behind Cute Girls Hairstyles (www.youtube.com/CuteGirlsHairstyles) is Mindy McKnight, an American mother of six who started uploading weekly YouTube videos of creative hairdos since 2009. Her twin daughters, Brooklyn and Bailey (www.youtube.com/BrooklynAndBailey) have a channel of their own.
In March, the popular YouTube family from Texas visited Dubai where thousands of fans gathered at their meet-and-greet session. Emirates also invited them to the Emirates Aviation College – Crew Training where they were presented with the ‘how-tos’ of the Emirates’ cabin crew hairdos – the bun and the French twist.