Aeroméxico has announced that it has brought live television onboard its 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft through a new parntership with Panasonic Avionics and live television content distributor IMG.
The airline initially offers two channels of live television programming: Sport 24 for live sports from around the world, and CNN International news.
Live television can be viewed on both on the airline’s seatback inflight entertainment and communications system, and on passengers’ own personal electronic devices through wireless in-flight entertainment onboard.
“At Aeroméxico, we are always looking for new ways to keep our passengers happy and entertained, and there’s nothing quite like live television. Our clients will now be able to stay current on world events and also watch their favorite athletes and teams compete in real time at 35,000 feet,” says Antonio Fernandez, Aeroméxico’s VP Product Design and Service Standards.
Sport 24, owned and operated by IMG, offers live coverage of the world’s most popular sporting events including competition at 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.
Aeroméxico is rolling out the service this month on four of its nine Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner planes, flying to Tijuana, Mexico, and to international destinations such as Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Santiago and Tokyo.
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“Live Television has become extremely important to both airlines and their passengers. After all, news and sports never stop,” says David Bruner, Vice President of Global Communications Services, Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “We’re continuing to evolve our eXTV service, bringing a unique experience to passengers all over the world. We are both proud and honored to help Aeroméxico add this exciting service to their international fleet of Boeing 787-8.”