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Air Canada Introduces New Live TV Sports Channels Before Stanley Cup Playoffs

Air Canada has today announced the introduction of three new Live TV sports channels to their onboard IFE system, just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet East are now available, and TVA Sports will debut in May.

Air Canada Adds Three New Live TV Sports Channels Ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs - Courtesy Air Canada

On Friday (April 19, 2024), Air Canada announced the introduction of three new sports channels to their award-winning inflight entertainment (IFE) system.  Just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, guests can now enjoy Sportsnet One and Sportsnet East onboard, while TVA Sports will be available starting in May.  Air Canada customers will now be able to cheer on their favorite hockey team onboard select flights.  Currently, Live TV is available on select domestic and transborder routes operated with 100 TV-enabled Boeing 777s, 787s, Airbus A330s, A321s (with new cabins), and A220s.  Air Canada’s Live TV experience is delivered by satellite directly to the seat back screens.    

In Friday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Managing Director – Onboard Products, John Moody, said,

“We are extremely excited, as the only Canadian airline with Live TV, to show the Stanley Cup Playoffs onboard.  Hockey is an integral part of the Canadian identity, so it only makes sense that we offer it in French and English to our customers as part of our extensive in-flight entertainment.  These new channels further cement our dedication to Canada's game.  Our commitment to hockey includes flying all seven Canadian teams, being a jersey sponsor of the Montreal Canadiens, and as official airline of the PWHL.”


Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline.  The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 180 airports in Canada, the United States, and internationally on six continents.  Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines.  Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity.  Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.


Source: Air Canada/CNW


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