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Thu, 9 June 2016

Emirates Enhances IFE with More Live Sporting Action

Travelling sports fans can now enjoy more live sporting action inflight than ever before, as Emirates has added a second dedicated sports channel to its ice TV Live onboard now available on over 90 of its Boeing 777 aircraft.

Sports 24 Extra complements the existing Sports 24 channel to offer double the live sports coverage on ice Digital Widescreen- Emirates impressive inflight entertainment system.

A selection of upcoming sporting events that will be available on ice TV Live on board Emirates:

General: Rio Olympics (August 2016)

Football: Euro 2016 (June 2016), Barclays Premier League (August 2016), Bundesliga (August 2016)

Golf: US Open (June 2016), The Open Championship (July 2016), Ryder Cup (September 2016)

Tennis: Wimbledon (June - July 2016), US Open Tennis Championships (August 2016)

Rugby: NRL (June September 2016)

Motorsports: Formula 1 (June - November 2016), Moto GP (June - September 2016)

Other than sports, ice TV Live also offers a selection of international news channels including CNN, BBC World News, Sky News, Euro News, CNBC, Al Jazeera and NHK World.

The record number of over 90 Boeing 777 aircraft with live TV represents more than one third of the total Emirates fleet, and more aircraft are being equipped every month. This month, the 80th A380 being delivered to Emirates will also be the first A380 in the fleet to be fitted with ice TV Live.

Free Wi-Fi service is available on all A380s and more than half of the Boeing 777 fleet so passengers can log on and catch the latest updates and highlights of their favourite sport as well as stay in touch with friends, family or colleagues. 

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