12 June 2012

Lufthansa: Live TV with "Sports 24" during flights

The in-flight entertainment service of Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa now includes a first integrated live TV channel. The English-language channel Sport 24 has special airline rights for major sports events such as the UEFA European Football Championship, the Olympic Games in London, the German Bundesliga, the Premier League, Formula-1 races, the NFL Superbowl, Wimbledon (tennis), the French Open as well as the Ryder Cup and the US Open (golf).
Sport 24's signal is transmitted directly on board by satellite via Lufthansa's FlyNet broadband Internet service and from there to the entertainment system. Sport 24 is free of charge for passengers and is already available on three recently delivered Airbus A330s.
Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size and the world's fourth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried. Lufthansa is currently operating services to 18 domestic destinations as well international flights to 203 destinations in 78 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe.

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