The July 8 rollout - or “Premiere” - of the new 787 Dreamliner is a little over a week away. And it has generated such worldwide interest, that Boeing is going to make the event available to viewers around the globe.
Between the breakthrough aviation technology going into the Dreamliner, and the communications and show biz technology going into the Premiere event – it’s shaping up to be an astonishing weekend.
A big celebration is in the works for the debut of the 787 Dreamliner.
And we’ve come up with some ways you can check out the 787 Premiere, so you won’t have to miss it, no matter where you live.
We’ll be broadcasting the Premiere to more than 45 countries by way of 35 satellite TV networks. Satellite information for those of you who subscribe to or receive satellite television can be found on the Boeing Website.
We think the event could reach 100 million people or more internationally through Direct to Home Satellite, making this one of the largest corporate television broadcasts in history. It will be broadcast in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
A potential 12 million viewers in the U.S. may view the ceremony live via DIRECTV and Dish Network.
And we’ve arranged to Webcast the entire event. The Webcast will potentially reach several million Internet users.
The 787 Premiere will be Webcast live on July 8. You can click on the image to go directly to the site.
Of course, some 15,000 or so people, including Boeing employees, supplier partners, customers, and other dignitaries will be on hand inside the 787 factory in Everett when the first Dreamliner is officially revealed.
Demand has been so high that we’ve secured the use of Qwest Field in Seattle – for another 25,000 or so employees, retirees, and their guests to view the event live.
Live remote sites will host up to 30,000 more attendees participating via two-way satellite in Japan, Italy, and locations in the U.S. And as many as 90 other locations around the world involving 787 customers, partners, and Boeing employees will host viewing events.
The July 8 event is going to be the kind of celebration you don’t see every day. Emcee of the Premiere will be U.S. broadcaster and author Tom Brokaw. Brokaw will share the stage with Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson, and 787 Program Vice President and General Manager Mike Bair.
Some of you may have already gotten a “sneak preview” of what’s to come. But I guarantee you’ll want to stick around for the big event on the 8th of July. As they say: “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”