Virgin Atlantic builds on in-flight entertainment innovation by adding live TV to 787s

Virgin Atlantic builds on in-flight entertainment innovation by adding live TV to 787s

Posted By : STAT Times 12-08-2016 00:00:00


Aug 12, 2016: Virgin Atlantic, UK based airline, provides customers travelling this summer with a new service to tune in to live television on-board its 787’s, thanks to a partnership with Panasonic Avionics and IMG.

This new service will be available to customers travelling on the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner and initially three channels will be available - Sport 24 for all the live sporting action from around the world, and BBC World News and CNN International for breaking news around the clock.

Sport 24 will be showing action from the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, Premier League, NFL, UEFA Champions League, NBA, Tennis Grand Slams, Bundesliga, Formula 1, Golf Majors, MotoGP, and the Ryder Cup.

Jill Brady, executive vice president of Customer at Virgin Atlantic, said, “We know staying up to date with current affairs and sporting events is really important to our customers and it’s fantastic we can now offer them the opportunity to view content live.”

Virgin Atlantic customers will be able to tune in to live TV via their seat-back screen or via their own devices using the on-board Wi-Fi, at no extra cost.

The service is being rolled out to the 787 Dreamliners now, and all thirteen aircraft will be fully equipped by the end of the year.


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