Virgin Atlantic adds live TV on 787 fleet

All 13 aircraft will offer the service by the end of the year

Passengers flying on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be soon be able to watch live TV in flight.

The new service will be available to all passengers flying on Virgin’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

To start with, three channels will be available:

  • Sport 24
  • BBC World News
  • CNN International

Sport 24 will be showing 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.

Virgin Atlantic passengers will be able to tune in to live TV via their seat-back screen or via their own devices using the onboard wi-fi, at no extra cost.

The 787 Dreamliners are being fitted with the service now and all 13 aircraft will offer the service by the end of the year.

In 1991 Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to introduce individual seat back screens in all classes and by summer 2017 will offer wi-fi connectivity across all its aircraft.

Jill Brady, Executive Vice President of Customer:

“We know staying up to date with current affairs and sporting events is really important to our customers and it’s fantastic we can now offer them the opportunity to view content live. We always put our customers at the heart of everything we do and this is just another example of us being able to expand on our promise of making travelling with us irresistible.”

The airline is introducing the new service this summer thanks to a partnership with Panasonic Avionics and IMG.

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