Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has transformed in-flight entertainment options with the introduction of eight live television channels that broadcast live news and sport.
The new live channels available are BBC World News, BBC Arabic, euronews and Sport 24. CNBC, Japan’s NHK World Premium, and CNN, will be introduced during November; and 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 held 3 November at Yas Marina Circuit, as well as the US Grand Prix on Sunday 17 November and the Brazil Grand Prix on Sunday 24 November.
In addition to the Formula 1, passengers can also watch a wealth of live top sporting action this November including the ATP World Tour Finals, English Premier League and German Bundesliga matches, and Euroleague Basketball.
The major sports coverage continues in 2014 and includes the Australian Open, French Open and US Open tennis championships, the Winter Olympics, the Masters from Augusta and Ryder Cup golf, and the FIFA World Cup from Brazil.
All eight news and sport channels are currently available on 21 Etihad Airways widebody aircraft and will increase to 37 widebody aircraft by the end of 2014.