Customers traveling on board Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners this summer will be able to tune in to live television, thanks to a partnership with Panasonic Avionics and IMG.
Three channels will initially be available: Sport 24 for live sporting action from around the world, and BBC World News and CNN International for the latest world headlines. 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, EVP 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. We always put our customers at the heart of everything we do and this is just another example of us being able to expand on our promise of making traveling with us irresistible.”
Virgin Atlantic customers will be able to tune in to live TV via their seatback screen or via their own devices using the onboard wi-fi, at no extra cost. The service is being rolled out to the B787 Dreamliners now (cabin details HERE), and all 13 aircraft will be fully equipped by the end of the year.