Emirates launches as-it-happens on board tv viewing

Emirates Ice TVNairobi, Kenya- 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:

Sport 24 – featuring live matches from the English Premier League and Germany’s Bundesliga, Sport 24 also airs top international sporting events, including major golf and tennis championships and regular sports news updates.

BBC World News – a truly global 24-hour news channel, BBC World News offers insightful news coverage, in-depth current affairs programmes, features on sport and lifestyle, and investigative documentaries.

BBC Arabic – the most popular of the BBC’s non-English channels, BBC Arabic broadcasts up-to-the-minute news from the Middle East and the rest of the world as well as covering political, social and cultural issues.

Euronews – is a leading international independent news channel in various languages that reports the facts and nothing but the facts.

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.

Sources: PANA and Emirates.com