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Sport 24 Schedule: September 26th – October 2nd

Sport 24 - Sep 26 - Oct 2This week in-flight Sport 24 will have LIVE coverage of the NRL Grand Final. They will also be showing NFL, Premier League, and UEFA Champions League.

Here are some highlights for the week:

Premier League

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace

Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Newcastle United vs. Liverpool

NFL

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers vs. New England Panthers

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos

Indianapolis Colts vs. Seattle Seahawks

UEFA Champions League

        Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid

Paris Saint- Germain vs. FC Bayern Munich

Check out the LIVE schedule on Sport 24’s website or follow them on Twitter for updates!

ALWAYS IN THE MOMENT

@SPORT24LIVE

CNN International: October Programming Highlights

Coming up on CNN International in-flight during October (Times are in GMT and CET and subject to change)

CNNi Talk Asia - Moon Jae-inTalk Asia

South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in has a tough road ahead as he deals with North Korea’s nuclear development as well as trying to reunify and heal a country after a massive corruption scandal. The eldest son of North Korean refugees and a former human rights lawyer, he has one of the highest approval ratings in decades – just months after stepping into office. President Moon sits down with CNN’s Paula Hancocks in Seoul to talk about his journey to the Blue House and his perspective on North Korea and the events unfolding on the Korean Peninsula.

Saturday 7 October at 0200 GMT and 0300 CET

Saturday 14 October at 0200 GMT and 0300 CET

Saturday 21 October 1230 GMT and 1330 CET

Sunday 22 October at 0430 GMT and 0530 CET

Monday 23 October at 0300 GMT and 0400 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/specials/asia/talk-asia

 

CNNi Culinary JourneysCulinary Journeys

In this special edition of CNN’s Culinary Journeys, we travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, as the city prepares for one of the biggest celebrations of the year: the Jazz Festival. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz but the city’s charms go beyond the music-filled streets of the old French Quarter; its history at the crossroads of French, Spanish and African cultures is also reflected in its cuisine. From gumbo to turtle soup and from shaved catfish to po’boy, there’s no shortage of flavors in the culinary landscape of the Big Easy. Our guide on this journey is celebrity chef and author John Besh. With several restaurants and accolades under his belt, Besh is the Louisiana homeboy whose dishes celebrate the bounty and traditions of his region. Chef Besh takes us through the sights, sounds and flavors of Jazz Fest, which once a year celebrates the food and music of Louisiana.

Sunday October 1 at 0430 GMT and 0530 CET

Monday October 2 at 0300 GMT and 0400 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/travel/specials/journeys

 

CNNi The CircuitThe Circuit

The Circuit returns to Austin to look ahead to the US Grand Prix with Amanda Davies taking a lap of the newly painted pink track. We find out how US photographer Joshua Paul is romanticizing Formula One using a 104-year-old camera and we look inside the mind of Haas driver Romain Grosjean to explore the mental demands of the sport.

Thursday 19 October at 1030 GMT and 1130 CET / 1730 GMT and 1830 CET

Saturday 21 October at 1330 GMT and 1430 CET / 2230 GMT and 2330 CET

Sunday 22 October at 1730 GMT and 1830 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/SPORT/motorsport/

 

CNNi Innovative CitiesInnovative Cities

By 2050, six and a half billion people will crowd the world’s cities. City life comes with the draw of higher living standards and the economic boon of connectivity. Yet, as our urban centres bloat and sprawl, a fresh set of pressures are coming to bear. Will infrastructure buckle under the weight of rapid urbanization? Will pollution choke industrial powerhouses, and inequality wrack communities? The challenges are daunting, but as we’ll discover in CNN’s Innovative Cities, people designed these problems and people can innovate their way out of them. In this 30-minute program, CNN profiles the cutting-edge projects that are combating the pressures on modern cities as they grow at rapid rates.

Friday 20 October at 0930 GMT and 1030 CET

Saturday 21 October at 1200 GMT and 1300 CET / 1930 GMT and 2030 CET

Sunday 22 October at 0030 GMT and 0130 CET

Monday 23 October at 0330 GMT and 0430 CET

Tuesday 24 October at 1630 GMT and 1730 CET

Wednesday 25 October at 1030 GMT and 1130 CET

http://money.cnn.com/technology/innovative-cities/

Sport 24 Schedule: September 5th – 11th

Sport 24 - Sep 5 - 11This week in-flight on Sport 24 LIVE the NFL season kicks off September 7th. They will also have coverage of the US Open Tennis Men’s and Women’s Finals.

Here are some highlights for the week:

NFL

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

NRL Qualifying Finals

        Sydney Roosters vs. Brisbane Broncos

Melbourne Storm vs. Parramatta Eels

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks vs. North Queensland Cowboys

Premier League

Manchester City vs. Liverpool

Arsenal vs. Bournemouth

Stoke City vs. Manchester United

Swansea City vs. Newcastle United

 

Check out the LIVE schedule on Sport 24’s website or follow them on Twitter for updates!

ALWAYS IN THE MOMENT

@SPORT24LIVE

CNN International: September Programming Highlights

Coming up on CNN International in-flight (Times are in GMT and CET and subject to change)

CNNi Style - SeptCNN Style

Derek Blasberg attends the most spectacular fashion and art events in the Italian summer calendar. In Sicily, he meets designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who have decided to stage their four-day extravaganza of Haute Couture fashion shows in the place they call home. In Venice, the art world has descended for the Biennale. Here, we meet the most outspoken voices at the fair, from American Pavilion artist Mark Bradford to Ai Wei Wei, who worked with Venetian glassblowers on the island of Murano to create a politically charged installation. We also meet British actor Jeremy Irons. In a church adorned by the 16th century genius Paolo Veronese, he takes Derek to meet a team of restorers bringing Venice’s Sistine Chapel back to its full splendor.

Thursday 7 September at 0830 GMT and 0930 CET

Friday 8 September at 0330 GMT and 0430 CET

Saturday 9 September at 0430 GMT and 0530 CET / 1530 GMT and 1630 CET

Saturday 16 September at 1230 GMT and 1330 CET

Sunday 17 September at 0430 GMT and 0330 CET

Monday 18 September at 0300 GMT and 0400 CET

Saturday 23 September at 0200 GMT and 0300 CET

Saturday 30 September at 0200 GMT and 0300 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/style

@DerekBlasberg

 

CNNi Talk Asia - Tom BradyTalk Asia

He’s often referred to as the G.O.A.T, or the greatest of all time. At 40, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is playing better than ever, defying the limits of age in a sport known for its relentless athleticism and brutal take downs. This month, CNN’s Anna Coren sits down with the five-time Super Bowl champion on his first visit to China. She asks him about playing beyond 40, finding a partner in supermodel Gisele Bündchen and why it is so difficult for NFL players to address concussions in American football.

Saturday 2 September at 1530 GMT and 1630 CET

Saturday 9 September at 0200 GMT and 0300 CET

Saturday 16 September at 0200 GMT and 0300 CET

Saturday 23 September at 1230 GMT and 1330 CET

Sunday 24 September at 0430 GMT and 0530 CET

Monday 25 September at 0300 GMT and 0400 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/specials/asia/talk-asia

 

CNNi Passion to PortfolioPassion to Portfolio

Passion to Portfolio turns the spotlight on individuals who work with some of the most famous and iconic people in the world of business and entertainment. These individuals have a front row to power and celebrity and are harnessing their drive and talent and becoming business stars themselves. Hear how they are turning their passion into a portfolio and what it’s like to work side by side with some of the world’s top innovators. From branding to marketing, through each story, we learn lessons on what it takes to succeed in the global marketplace.

Friday 15 September at 1530 GMT and 1630 CET

Saturday 16 September at 1930 GMT and 2030 CET

Sunday 17 September at 0030 GMT and 0130 CET

Tuesday 19 September at 0930 GMT and 1030 CET

Wednesday 20 September at 0330 GMT and 0430 CET

http://money.cnn.com/news/passion-to-portfolio/

 

CNNi Living Golf - SeptLiving Golf

This month we focus on professional golf for the over 50s. Shane O’Donoghue makes his way to Wales to meet the likes of Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie. With better understanding of their minds and bodies as well as improvements in equipment, they are now hitting the ball longer than when they were in their so-called prime. Shane also travels to Ireland to catch up with two-time Major champion, Mark O’Meara. We look at why success for the American came relatively late in his life. Finally, Shane travels to Florida to meet two-time Major Champion, Nick Price. At McArthur Golf Club that Nick co-designed, we get his thoughts on his career after 50 and on the President’s Cup, where he will captain the International team against the US.

Thursday 7 September at 0930 GMT and 1030 CET / 1630 GMT and 1730 CET

Saturday 9 September at 0630 GMT and 0730 CET / 2130 GMT and 2230 CET

Sunday 10 September at 1630 GMT and 1730 CET

Saturday 16 September at 1630 GMT and 1730 CET

Sunday 17 September at 0630 GMT and 0730 CET / 2130 GMT and 2230 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/sport/golf

CNN International: June Programming Highlights

Coming up on CNN International in-flight (Times are in GMT and CET and subject to change)

CNNi Talk JUNECNN Talk

Hosted by Max Foster in London, CNN Talk addresses and dissects the biggest stories of the week in world politics.

In June, CNN Talk will examine the events leading up to and following the General Election in the United Kingdom alongside the other major international stories from across the globe.

Joining Foster is the show’s regular panel of Liam Halligan, economist and commentator, known for his regular columns in the Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator; Ayesha Hazarika, former UK Labour Party advisor turned political commentator, and LBC Drivetime presenter Iain Dale.

Fridays at 1100 GMT and 1200 CET

http://edition.cnn.com/

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Sport 24 Schedule: May 23rd – 30th

Sport 24 - May 23 - 30This week on Sport 24 you can watch LIVE coverage in-flight of the NBA Playoffs and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Also this week, Roland Garros kicks off.

Here are a few of the highlights for this week:

NBA Playoffs

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurt

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

NHL Playoffs

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks

Stanley Cup Finals: teams TBA

NRL

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Parramatta Eels

New Zealand Warriors vs. Brisbane Broncos

Canberra Raiders vs. Sydney Roosters

Check out the LIVE schedule on Sport 24’s website or follow them on Twitter for updates!

ALWAYS IN THE MOMENT

@SPORT24LIVE

Sport 24 Schedule: December 20th – 26th

sport-24-dec-20-26Looking for LIVE sports in-flight during your holiday travels?  If you’ll be on board one of these airlines offering Sport 24 you won’t miss a moment of the action.

Some of the upcoming matches you’ll be able to watch:

NBA

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors

Boston Celtics vs. New York Nicks

NFL

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs (more…)

Sport 24 Schedule: December 13th – 19th

sport-24-dec-13-19Worried that you’ll be missing your favorite team playing while you’re in-flight this week?  If you’ll be onboard one of these airlines offer Sport 24 you won’t miss a moment of the best sporting action.

 

Some of the matches you can watch in the week ahead:

NFL

Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (more…)

Q3 Review: Global Inflight Connectivity

Compared to the first half of 2016, the third quarter saw a slowing of airlines launching new connectivity service, however we are happy to report that airlines already offering inflight connectivity continued to expand their routes as well as types of services available onboard.q3-review-rio-tweet

It was exciting for us to see the number of airlines which offered live sports in-flight so their passengers could enjoy the Rio Olympics.  The tweets posted while onboard were great!

New Launches: No new launches to report for Q3; so we’re still tracking the number of airlines around the world offering connectivity services at 64. We are, however, hoping for some new airlines to launch service in Q4 and will provide updates to our list as they happen.

 

New Routes:

  • On July 13th, United Airlines launched their San Francisco (SFO) to Hangzhou (HGH) route on one of the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This 13 hour flight offers inflight Wi-Fi.
  • Alitalia returned to China on July 18th with the re-launch of their Rome (FCO) to Beijing (PEK) route. Passengers can use Wi-Fi connectivity for phone calls, internet, e-mail, and more.
  • Singapore Airlines added Johannesburg and Düsseldorf to their A350 offering on June 27th and July 21st. Wi-Fi and mobile phone services are available on board.q3-review-ein-tweet
  • Cathay Pacific Airways became the only airline to offer non-stop flights between London Gatwick Airport and Hong Kong. The A350-900 offers live TV and Wi-Fi on board.
  • On September 1st, Aer Lingus launched their Dublin (DUB) to Newark (EWR) A330 route.

Other Updates:

  • Three airlines expanded their inflight entertainment offerings by adding live television service.
    • AeroMexico re-launched live TV on their Boeing 787s. Channels include Sport 24 and CNN International.
    • Virgin Atlantic also added live TV on their 787s. Passengers can enjoy Sport 24, BBC News, and CNN International.
    • WestJet added Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra to their already existing live TV service.
  • Thai Airways welcomed their first Airbus A350 XWB in Bangkok in late August. In Mid-October, the A350 will begin its international service flying BKK > MEL with Wi-Fi available onboard.
  • Hockey fans were excited to learn that live TV channel Sport 24 added the World Cup of Hockey and NHL to their coverage.
  • iPass customers will be happy to learn that they have partnered with United Airlines to allow you Wi-Fi access using your account. This is schedule to start in Q4 of this year and expand to United’s fleet of more the 700 aircraft.

As we start the last quarter of 2016 we’ll continue to track the exciting expansion of the availability for passengers to stay connected in-flight as they travel around the world. Be sure to check back frequently, we’ll keep you updated on all the news for global inflight connectivity!

Finally, thanks to our online community of supporters, early in Q3 we reached the milestone of 300,000 Facebook likes.  We couldn’t do it without you!

Q1 Review: Global Inflight Connectivity

Inflight connectivity around the world is growing at an increasingly fast pace. Exciting developments, and expansions, have already taken place this year! As part of our ongoing mission to keep you updated on the availability of inflight Wi-Fi, mobile services, and live television, we thought you’d appreciate a recap of what has happened so far in 2016.

Did you know that, as of March 31st, there are 62 airlines around the world offering passengers some type of onboard connectivity? If you’d like to see a list of these airlines it’s available – and frequently updated – on our website.

Map of Airlines Q1 2016 - Blog

The first quarter saw several big announcements from airlines about their connectivity offerings. Here are some of the highlights:

New Launches:

  • On February 29th, Swiss began offering inflight Wi-Fi and mobile services on board their Boeing 777 aircraft.
  • Air Europa launched inflight Wi-Fi service on board 3 Airbus 330s and recently took delivery of a Boeing 787 equipped with the service. The airline plans to offer Wi-Fi on all long-haul A330 flights by June 2016.

New Routes:

  • All Nippon Airways expanded their Wi-Fi and live TV offering to their domestic routes. The new service began on January 25th.
  • On February 11th, American Airlines launched a new non-stop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND). Good news for passengers – Wi-Fi & live TV are available on board this 12 hour flight!
  • China Eastern Airlines launched their new non-stop service from Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai (PVG) on March 18th. Wi-Fi is also available on board this flight.
  • United Airlines began offering non-stop service from San Francisco (SFO) > Tel Aviv (TLV) on March 30th. Thankfully, this 14 hour flight offers inflight Wi-Fi.
  • On March 31st, Garuda Indonesia launched a new route with live TV and Wi-Fi: Singapore (SIN) or Jakarta (CGK) > London (LHR).

Other Updates:

  • iPass Inc., the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, continues to expand its inflight internet access partnership to over 2,700 aircraft – allowing their customers to get online faster.
  • Virgin America teamed up with LinkedIn’s Lynda to provide free access to online professional training courses on board Wi-Fi equipped flights. On the launch of the service, Richard Branson stated “I think there will be quite a few people who will [use it]…to learn [in-flight.]”
  • Air Serbia announced on March 31st that all their Airbus aircraft now offer Wi-Fly service.

With more satellite launches and improved technology coming this year, passengers can look forward to faster and greater Wi-Fi coverage across the North Atlantic in 2016. Be sure to check back frequently, we’ll keep you updated on all the news for global inflight connectivity!