Dallas - Avis Rent A Car will offer AT&T's Cruisecast service of 22 satellite-TV and 20 satellite-radio channels starting Monday at select locations.
Car renters at Avis airport locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla., can rent a mobile AT&T CruiseCast for $8.95/day or $62.65/week.
The offer caters to traveling family vacationers, who can receive such channels as Cartoon Network Mobile, Disney Channel, DisneyXD, Discovery Kids, USA Network, Discovery, Animal Planet and others.
The portable rental unit includes TV screens that attach to the back of the vehicle's headrests and headphones. A main receiver is housed in a bag that attaches to the seat back and plugs into the car's power outlets. Finally, the system includes a roof-mount antenna that is installed by Avis personnel prior to the rental pickup.
Advance rental reservations are required for the service.
AT&T Cruisecast launched nationwide in June through retailers, offering fixed installation of a $1,299 system that carries a $28/month service fee. The company lists more than 800 retailers on its Web site that carry and/or install the product.