November 23, 2015 – Low-cost airline Norwegian today became the first airline to offer live TV on board European flights. Passengers using Norwegian’s free inflight wi-fi can now watch Bloomberg Television and Norway’s TV 2 News live on their personal electronic devices by connecting to the onboard wi-fi systems on its B737-800 fleet.
The launch of live TV was developed by Norwegian’s frequent flyer program, Norwegian Reward, and Norwegian cable television company, RiksTV. The live TV will be provided by Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, will be providing the international news on board, while news in Norwegian will be provided by TV 2 News, Norway’s only news channel.
TV 2 news and sports editor Jan Ove Årsæther said: “Viewers expect to be able to watch live news at all times. It is therefore gratifying that we, together with our very forward-thinking partners, can offer live news on Norwegian’s European flights. People will never have to miss out on breaking news, even in the air. TV 2 News is literally on air all the time.”