Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has started a two-month trial of Panasonic Avionics ?? live in-flight television service.
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The service was rolled out to MEA’s fleet of nine Airbus A321neoLRs on October 1, 2021, helping passengers never miss a moment with a wide range of premium news and live sporting events.
Panasonic Avionics’ live TV service connects passengers to must-have ground entertainment from the comfort of their seats. The integrated service allows passengers to watch news channels such as BBC World and CNN International, as well as live sporting events in partnership with Sport 24.
Sport 24 is provided exclusively by Panasonic Avionics and is the world’s first and only live in-flight sports platform. It broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, connecting airline passengers to over 16 hours of premium content live from over 30 different global sports leagues every day.
MEA customers will enjoy all the live action from the world’s biggest sporting events including the NFL, NBA, NHL, the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the Four Golf Majors, the NRL, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, and more.
MEA’s live onboard television service will be powered by Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight connectivity services and streamed through its eX1 in-flight entertainment platform, both of which have been launched on the A321neoLR fleet of the airline in 2020.
eX1 is specially designed for narrow-body aircraft and offers sleek Full HD seatback monitors, complete with touchscreens and handsets, as well as an intuitive and personalized interface.
Andrew Mohr, Vice President of Digital Solutions for Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Middle East Airlines and enhance the in-flight experience they offer by broadcasting live information and the best sporting actions in the world to their passengers. . “
Houssam Moghrabi, In-Flight Services Manager at MEA, said: “Panasonic Avionics is a proven partner for MEA. Testing their live TV service is a natural next step after installing their state-of-the-art entertainment and connectivity systems last year, which was well received by our passengers.