Etihad Airways enhances in-flight entertainment options with live news and sport

Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2013

EtihadEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is set to transform in-flight entertainment options, with the introduction of eight live television channels, Emirates News Agency (WAM), reported.

The new live channels are BBC World News, BBC Arabic, euronews and Sport24, which are available from Nov 1.
Three more channels, CNBC, Japan’s NHK World Premium, and CNN, will be introduced during Nov, while Sky News Arabia will follow in the coming months.

The highlight of the sports coverage are the final three races of the Formula 1 season, with the Formula 1, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, on Nov 3, as well as, the US Grand Prix on Nov 17, and the Brazil Grand Prix on Nov 24.

Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Baumgartner, said that the In-flight entertainment is a key part of the guest travel experience, and the introduction of eight live channels from brands such as Sky News Arabia, CNN and the BBC, as well as top global action on Sport 24, will be a fantastic addition to Etihad Airways’ flights.

All eight news and sport channels will be available on 21 Etihad Airways wide-body aircraft, by Nov 7, and will increase to 37 wide-body aircraft by the end of 2014.

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