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Gulf Air to air live Euro2012 matches

National carrier of Bahrain, Gulf Air, has launched a new live television offering on SkyHub, the airline’s in-flight entertainment suite, which will enable passengers to watch uninterrupted Euro 2012 matches.

Samer Majali, CEO, Gulf Air, said: “It is another important milestone in our journey as we work to continuously improve our customer service and product offering, in particular in our latest in-flight entertainment system, SkyHub.”

“By providing our travelers with an opportunity to experience their favorite sport events, we are catering to our international sports fans across our network. In addition to broadcasting the Formula One races across the globe, we are now showcasing the Euro 2012 on our flights.”

“Our passengers can also enjoy a fully integrated broadband connectivity offering high-speed internet, 3G-4G mobile data speed, voice over the internet (VOIP), stream videos and the world’s first in-flight live TV satellite stream across continents.”

Richard Wise, senior vice president of IMG Media, said: “This is another premium event for the Sport 24 offering and will make airlines carrying the service a much more appealing proposition when passengers have the choice of carrier, whether by air or sea.”

“We are having ongoing discussions to add more top quality events to the channel and are also talking with a number of airlines and cruise liners interested in taking the service,” he added.

Using Panasonic’s Global Communications Suite, Gulf Air offers two-way broadband connectivity at speeds of up to 50 Mbps enabling faster browsing, chatting and other internet based services. – TradeArabia News Service

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