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Sport 24 Schedule: October 17th – 23rd

Sport 24 - oct 17 - 23This week the NBA season kicks off and Sport 24 will have LIVE coverage for you to enjoy in-flight. They will also be showing UEFA Champions League, MotoGP Australian Grand Prix, Premier League, and NFL

Here are some highlights for the week:


         Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Premier League

        West Ham United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Huddersfield vs. Manchester United

Southampton vs. West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders

Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots

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



Sport 24 Schedule: May 31st – June 5th

Sport 24 - May 31 - Jun 5In-flight this week you can watch LIVE coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final. Continuing this week you can also watch Roland Garros, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, and the NBA Finals.

Here are a few of the highlights for this week:

UEFA Champions League Final

                Juventus vs. Real Madrid

NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors – Games 1 and 2 (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: November 8th – 14th

Sport 24 offers global inflight coverage of the greatest sports leagues from around the world!  Here’s this week’s sports schedule.sport-24-nov-8-14

The big ahead:


Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks

Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens

Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles

Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburg Steelers

Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots


Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: October 11th – 17th

The NHL will make its debut on Sport 24 this week with the start of the 2016 – 2017 season! Here’s what else you can watch LIVE inflight this week…sport-24-oct-11-17

The big moments ahead:


Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers vs Los Angeles Kings

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 

Slovenia vs England

ATP Tennis – Shanghai

Round 1

Round 2 (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: October 4th – 10th

Don’t miss a moment of live sports action. Sport 24 offers LIVE coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, ATP Tennis, Formula 1, and NFL to airline passengers around the world!sport-24-oct-4-10

The big moments ahead:

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Italy vs Spain

France vs Bulgaria

England vs Malta

Germany vs Czech Republic

Netherlands vs France

ATP Tennis – Shanghai

Round 1 (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!

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: September 9th – 12th

The 2016 – 2017 NFL season kicks off this week! If you’re flying an airline with Sport 24, you can watch all the action LIVE during your flight.sport-24-sept-9-12

The big moments ahead:


Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos

Cincinnati Bengals vs New York Jets

New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Washington Redskins


Brisbane Broncos vs Gold Coast Titans

Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs  (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: September 1st – 7th

This week on Sport 24 in-flight: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Formula 1, US Open Tennis, and more!Sport 24 - Sept 1 - 7

The big moments ahead:

US Open Tennis

Round 2

Round 3

Round of 16

Quarter Finals

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Slovakia vs England

NRL (more…)

CNN International: September Program Highlights

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


LA In 24 Hours

CNN_In 24HoursCNN’s monthly travel program, ‘In 24 Hours’ returns to screens in September with a visit to Los Angeles.

From the sun-kissed shores of the California coast to the glittering lights of Hollywood, LA has been luring visitors for decades.

‘In 24 Hours’ host James Williams (pictured) goes beyond the surface of Los Angeles to experience some of the unique destinations the city has to offer.

Williams begins his morning with a personal yoga session at the highest point of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills with world renowned instructor, Steve Ross. Afterwards, he heads to the fashionable Silver Lake neighborhood to fuel up for the day at Moon Juice, LA’s hottest juice bar, frequented by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow.

Williams’ afternoon is spent in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of famous TV and movie sets at the Warner Brothers studio lots. Williams receives a rare invitation to an elite, yet mysterious Hollywood institution, the Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle, which has hosted generations of talent, from Cary Grant and Ronald Reagan, to Johnny Depp and Neil Patrick Harris.

Whether it’s a movie premiere or an awards show, LA’s secret fashion showrooms are how the A-listers in Hollywood look their best.

One of the biggest celebrity stylists in town, Jeanne Yang, opens the doors to one of these showrooms to ‘In 24 Hours’ to help find Williams the perfect look for his evening out on the town with the ‘Kings of Nightlife’, Jonnie and Mark Houston at their newest venue, Break Room 86.

Celebrity guest and Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal concludes ‘LA in 24 Hours’ sharing his favorite experiences of the city with Williams.


Wednesday 7 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 10 September at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET
Sunday 11 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET



CNN_Traders‘Traders’ on CNN International explores the stories of enterprising individuals and businesses worldwide which go the extra mile to trade across borders.

The series covers the global import and export markets, meeting figures who have found great success in trading their goods overseas.

The first ‘Traders’ segment focuses on Savoir Beds in London, England. Founded in 1905, Savoir Beds are the official bed-maker for London’s famous Savoy Hotel, and until now, their comfort was an experience that was previously only available as a hotel guest.

Today, beds are now made to order, and ‘Traders’ discovers how the comfort and handcraft of Savoir Beds have resulted in great success in American and Asian markets.

‘Traders’ follows the export of a Savoir Bed to a showroom in New York City, and hears more about the company’s hope for future expansion into foreign markets.


Wednesday 31 August at 1100 BST / 1200 CET (airs on ‘CNNMoney View with Nina Dos Santos’)


Living Golf

CNN_Living GolfIn September, ‘Living Golf’ hosted by Shane O’Donoghue (pictured) previews the forthcoming Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between the USA and Europe, with reflections on 1985, the year that breathed new life into the contest.

Famed for being one of the most competitive occasions in sport, ‘Living Golf’ discovers that the rivalry between the two teams was as fierce in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England, 31 years ago as it is today.

With the United States having not lost the tournament since 1957, they were overwhelming favourites to win the trophy again on European soil. However, Europe’s eventual victory in 1985 would ultimately impact the future of the Ryder Cup for years to come.

‘Living Golf’ commemorates the occasion by speaking to some of the former players involved in the tournament, including Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallacher, Sam Torrance, Bernhard Langer, Craig Stadler and Peter Alliss.

Having won 10 out of the last 15 Ryder Cup tournaments, ‘Living Golf’ examines how a number of topics in 1985, such as Art of Captaincy and Matchplay still resonate today in 2016, and how the cup still stirs up such a rivalry.


Thursday 8 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 10 September at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 11 September at 1730 BST / 1830 CET


The CircuitCNN_The Circuit

As the driver market begins to take shape for the 2017 season, ‘The Circuit’ meets the hottest prospects vying for their chance in Formula One.

Host Amanda Davies goes karting with McLaren’s reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne (pictured), strongly tipped to replace Jenson Button at the team next season.

‘The Circuit’ also features Manor F1 drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon. The programme explores the factors that will determine whether these Mercedes-backed young drivers turn their potential into stardom.


Friday 9 September at 1630 BST / 1730 CET and 2330 BST / 0030 CET

Saturday 10 September at 2030 BST / 2130 CET



CNN Style: Copenhagen

CNNStyle_Derek BlasbergThe next ‘CNN Style’ explores the essence of Scandi cool – with a programme from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Host Derek Blasberg delves into the history of the Nordic aesthetic with the nation’s leading cultural exports: award winning architect Bjarke Ingels; the world famous contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson best known for his “Weather Project” at Tate Modern in London; and design duo Gamfratesi – proclaimed in the design world as the heirs to Danish Modernism in furniture design.

From Nordic furniture to the Nordic fashion scene, Blasberg meets the nation’s most celebrated blogger and stylist – Pernille Teisbaek. Teisbaek shares her tips on conquering the web with her take on Scandi style and the rise of sustainable fashion in Denmark.

Model Freja Beha Erichsen is arguably Denmark’s most renowned fashion export. Best known as a muse to Karl Lagerfeld, Erichsen has fronted campaigns for Chanel, Gucci and Valentino among many others. She takes ‘CNN Style’ to visit Copenhagen’s curiosities, among them the rebel enclave Christiania – a lawless place prized for its freedom of expression.


Saturday 10 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 11 September at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET



Sport 24 Programming Schedule: July 14th – 18th

This week on Sport 24, passengers can enjoy LIVE coverage of The Open while in-flight!Sport 24 - July 14 - 18

The big moments ahead:

The Open Golf

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Final Day


Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors

Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm (more…)