Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, has added live television to its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
This new service will initially offer two channels: Sport 24, for live sporting action from around the world, and CNN International. The service will be available to passengers from both the seat-back inflight entertainment and communications system and on their own personal electronic devices.
Sport 24, owned and operated by IMG, offers live coverage of the world’s most popular sporting events.
The channel shows live 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.
Antonio Fernandez, Aeromexico’s VP Product Design and Service Standards said: “At Aeromexico, 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 favourite athletes and teams compete in real time at 35,000 feet”
Aeromexico will begin rolling out the service in August on four Boeing 787-8s, and expects to have it on its entire fleet of nine Dreamliner soon.
The Dreamliners fly to Tijuana within Mexico and to international destinations such as Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Santiago and Tokyo
David Bruner, Vice President of Global Communications Services, Panasonic Avionics Corporation said: “Live television has become extremely important to both airlines and their passengers.
“After all, news and sports never stop. We’re continuing to evolve our eXTV service, bringing a unique experience to passengers all over the world. We are both proud and honoured to help Aeromexico add this exciting service to their international fleet.
- Read how IMG and Panasonic bring live sports to aircraft.