India carrier Vistara introduces Live TV on selected flights. The big announcement came ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup (International Cricket Council) that kicks off in Australia on October 16.

For a nation passionate about the game of cricket, and a super Sunday India-Pakistan match on Chhoti Diwali, scheduled for October 23, Live TV comes in at the right time.

Vistara’s Live TV Is Currently Available On International Routes

The new feature is available only to passengers onboard its Boeing 787 Dreamliners on select international routes (the UK and Europe).

The airline, however, says they are looking at expanding Live TV services to more aircraft in its fleet in the coming months.

The Live TV is powered by Panasonic and is the first of its kind for Indian airlines and will offer these sports and news channels to start:

Sport:

  • Sports24
  • Sports 24 Extra

News:

  • BBC News
  • CBN
  • CNBC

“This complimentary service can be enjoyed on seat back monitors, on select international routes, thereby creating an exciting inflight entertainment experience. So, tune in, sit back, relax and #ExperienceLive, even while cruising 35,000 ft in the air.” – Vistara 

TV on planes
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Reviews Are Already Pouring In

A passenger, AJ (@OntheRoadAJ) was trying Vistara’s long haul for the first time and the new Live TV feature in a series of tweets reviewing his experience flying. He wrote in admiration of the introduction of Live TV, stating the move as ‘very cool’.

The airline responded to the tweet with – Get ready to #ExperienceLIVE at 35,000ft! 

Vistara already offers onboard WiFi on their A321neos and 787-9s on international routes. The airline is set to purchase four more 787-9s. Vistara currently has 55 aeroplanes; with the new addition, this will be the only widebody in its fleet.

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