Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has launched live television viewing as part of its on-going efforts to provide the latest in on-board entertainment.
In a statement from its Nairobi, Kenya, office Monday, Emirates said it would now offer up to four channels of as-it-happens television viewing.
The so-called ‘Ice TV Live’ offers passengers four TV channels to select from: BBC World News in English, BBC Arabic, Euronews and, for sports fans, Sport24 – a channel dedicated to major sports events around the world.
A major sponsor of renowned global sporting events, Emirates said it recognises the power of sport and its ability to connect people from around the world.
The ice TV Live channels will also complement the full range of Emirates entertainment and communications options.
Emirates was the first airline to introduce usage of GSM telephone on its aircraft and expanded this to the use of Wi-Fi and now live TV channels.
With this latest addition, Emirates now offers Wi-Fi on 32 aircraft including all A380s, plus mobile phone use on 98 Boeing 777, Airbus A330-200, A340-300/500 and A380 aircraft, the airline said.