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Etihad Airways transforms in-flight entertainment options

by Richa 21. November 2013 05:56

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has transformed the in-flight entertainment with its new offerings. Etihad Airways recently introduced eight live television channels that will broadcast live news and sports. The airline treated its customers to the recently-concluded Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Etihad Airways in a statement said that it has started to broadcast live news channels like BBC World News, BBC Arabic, euronews and Sport 24 on its flights. The broadcast started from November 1, 2013. The airline also said that it will start broadcasting other TV channels as well such as CNBC, Japan’s NHK World Premium and CNN during this month. The airline is also planning to introduce Sky News Arabia in the coming months.

The airline said that it will broadcast the Brazil Grand Prix live on November 24, 2013. Earlier, the highlights of the sports coverage included the final races of the Formula 1 season with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held on November 3 at Yas Marina Circuit and the US Grand Prix held on November 17 this year. Apart from this, the customers will also be able to watch several top sporting actions live this November including Euroleague Basketball, German Bubdesliga and English Premier League matches, and the ATP World Tour Finals. Etihad Airways will broadcast major sports events in 2014 as well. These include the FIFA World Cup, the Masters and Ryder Cup golf, the Winter Olympics, and the Australian Open, French Open and US Open tennis championships.

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