Passengers can now watch live TV on flights in China


Passengers on China flights can now watch live TV programms with a domestically-developed satellite TV system that has come into service, the country’s flag carrier Air China said on Sunday.

Xinhua reported, after so many multiple successful testings with satisfactory user experience, the system had passed technical appraisal.

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The system enabled passengers on a flight from Beijing to the southern coastal resort city of Sanya on 3 September to view a live broadcast of the V-Day parade. Although it is a domestic system but, this was the first live broadcast during a domestic flight.

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The system is internationally advanced and will improve the information applications in the civil aviation industry.

Within the next three years, the system is expected to be used in the 2,400 civil aircraft that China owns and provide 400 million passengers every year with live satellite TV.

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