THAI Launches LIVE TV on Board to Enable News and Sports Broadcast Programs

30 May 2018

Today (30 May 2018), Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) received approval from the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Board to broadcast “LIVE TV on Board,” which allows THAI to broadcast streaming television programs on its aircraft. Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, and Mr. Wiwat Piyawiroj, THAI Acting Executive Vice President, Commercial, presided over the official launch at THAI’s Head Office.

Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said that digital era helps viewers to keep abreast of the latest news through various online media. THAI is fully aware that passengers need to keep informed of the latest news while traveling on board and has launched a new “LIVE TV on Board” service that enables passengers to watch broadcast television programs, such as news channels and sports competitions. Available television channels are CNN, BBC, NHK, and
Sport 24. Passengers can watch real time news with viewers around the world and enjoy exciting live telecast sport matches just as they did at home.  

In addition, “LIVE TV on Board” will be in service beginning on 14 June 2018 on twelve Airbus A350-900 aircraft that operate flights to and from Chiang Mai, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Rome, Milan, and Brussels and on eight Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft that service flights to and from Tokyo, Taipei, Dubai, Vienna, Brisbane, Auckland, and Manila. Panasonic Avionics Company is entrusted to provide inflight connectivity via satellite transmission from the ground.

Mr. Wiwat Piyawiroj, THAI Acting Executive Vice President, Commercial, said that “LIVE TV on Board” makes it possible for THAI, a premium national carrier, to offer more products and services for passenger comfort and satisfaction. Passengers can watch real time news and sports competition for free, while some airlines may require additional payment for such services. This service helps strengthen THAI’s marketing strategy and increases ticket sales. Passengers who board THAI’s flight can enjoy the added convenience of keeping abreast of world news. For more information of LIVE TV on Board, please ask the cabin crew on THAI flight.

Customers may check the flight schedule, as well as make reservations and issue tickets on, THAI sales offices or travel agents representatives nationwide, or THAI Contact Center at Tel. (02)356-1111 (24 hours per day).