101 Films but no live TVů.

Old Jan 8, 23, 7:25 pm
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Emirates has BBC News, CNN and two live sport channels. Available all the way to Australia.
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Old Jan 8, 23, 9:20 pm
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Live TV is just like any other streamed content delivered over the Internet. It requires a fast and stable Internet connection. In my experience BA has neither, although it was much improved on my last LHR-JFK.
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Old Jan 8, 23, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Sparky_ View Post
Perhaps I decided to scour the internet to be a melt? I’d rather not, however, on occasion these things happen.

FYI Mr Noble, I’d rather watch live TV……
Just for the curious : is your wish for BA to provide the fast and stable platform necessary for you to watch live TV for an appropriate payment, or is the wish for live TV to be added to the IFE offering for all ?
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Old Jan 9, 23, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by Tafflyer View Post
Live TV is just like any other streamed content delivered over the Internet. It requires a fast and stable Internet connection. In my experience BA has neither, although it was much improved on my last LHR-JFK.
It depends. Live TV on an aircraft doesn't necessarily need to be streamed over the internet though nowadays a lot of it is, albeit indirectly. It would be sent as a separate packet stream through the internet that the aircraft receives, so speed wouldn't be a problem however connectivity can get patchy. If you're personally streaming something on a website or app then yes speed will be a problem as well. An aircraft can also receive satellite in the same way as people at home, though the equipment is more expensive and complicated since it needs to account for movement. There are options for direct transatlantic satellite viewing though it's limited to Sports 24 an a few news channels.
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Old Jan 9, 23, 2:44 am
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Just remembering something here - didn't BA stream live the Queen's funeral on their planes?
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Old Jan 9, 23, 4:01 am
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Originally Posted by IJN Harekaze View Post
Just remembering something here - didn't BA stream live the Queen's funeral on their planes?
Some reports say they live streamed it and other say they waived the wifi charges so passengers could choose to live stream it.

Not sure what actually happened. Maybe the aircraft's route determined which solution was presented to passengers?
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Old Jan 9, 23, 4:36 am
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Emirates has BBC News, CNN and two live sport channels. Available all the way to Australia.
TK also has live TV, including BBC. I have never heard any complaints about live TV (but rarely watch it myself...)
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