September 29, 2015 – IMG and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have signed a five year extension to their existing agreement, which will see Panasonic continue to provide the technology for the Sport 24 live inflight sports channel.
Sport 24 is exclusively available on Panasonic’s eXTV live television system, which is currently broadcast via satellite to over 250 specially-equipped aircraft on 10 airlines, showing live coverage of major sporting events including the NBA, Formula 1, the NFL, Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, Grand Slam tennis and golf’s Majors.
The eXTV network uses the company’s eXConnect inflight Ku-band communications service, including the same Ku antenna and onboard components, to deliver the television programming during flight, even over oceans.
David Bruner, VP of global communication services at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said, “Over the past three years, Sport 24 has emerged as the most exciting and in-demand programming available through our global live television service. After all, nothing beats watching your favorite sport live, and with IMG we are now delivering the world’s most popular sporting events everywhere our customers fly.”