December 2, 2015: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has become the first airline in the Middle East to launch BBC Worldwide’s three newest genre brands onboard: BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First.
BBC Brit is the home of popular programs such as motoring show Top Gear and many genres, including cars, adventure, life-changing moments, quirky British characters, chat show and comedy. Nature lovers can now enjoy watching BBC Earth onboard their Gulf Air flight – a channel dedicated to sharing the wonders of our planet, while fans of British drama now have BBC First – the home of the original dramas.
Zina Neophytou, director of travel & special markets at BBC Worldwide said: “BBC Brit, Earth and First offer customers the very best of British entertainment, documentary and drama and we are thrilled that Gulf Air passengers will be the first in the region to be able to enjoy all three channels in-flight.”
Gulf Air’s entire fleet is equipped with the latest in-flight entertainment technology offering hundreds of channels of entertainment that include religious programs, movies, TV shows, a channel dedicated to local Bahraini productions and an instructional and informative health channel in addition to a variety of games for the airline’s younger passengers.