Air Canada has launched live TV on board certain aircraft in its fleet and on domestic routes.

The carrier says it is the only Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to cheer on their favourite sports teams by watching global sporting events in real time or watch live national news on board a flight.

John Moody, Senior Director – Product Design, at Air Canada said: “We are thrilled to launch live TV as the newest addition to our unparalleled onboard entertainment. Customers will be able to enjoy content from great Canadian channels in both English and French.

“Sports fans flying with us can enjoy the exhilaration of watching regular season, playoff and championship games in real time, while business news junkies will appreciate remaining connected to market trends and current events, right from their seat. As we continue elevating the customer experience, we look forward to expanding live TV to more flights, and bring even more leading content and features in 2023.”

According to Air Canada, live TV is now available on its domestic routes from coast to coast operated with a live TV-enabled aircraft – 40 Boeing 777s, Boeing 787s, Airbus A330s and Airbus A220s. Air Canada expects 50% of domestic flights operated by mainline aircraft to offer Air Live TV by the second of quarter 2023. The live TV is delivered through a satellite-connected, in-flight entertainment solution.

Live TV programming on Air Canada flights features:

  • TSN, TSN 2 and RDS delivering comprehensive live sports coverage for marquee sports events including soccer, hockey, basketball, football, baseball, golf, professional motor racing, and more
  • CTV News Channel delivering breaking news from communities across Canada and around the world as the country’s 24-hour all-news network
  • LCN, Quebec’s all-news station delivering news and rich programming from morning to night
  • BNN Bloomberg as Canada’s definitive source for business news, delivering breaking finance updates and live market coverage.

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