DIRECTV Inflight Entertainment Brings Thursday Night Football to the Sky

DIRECTV Inflight Entertainment Brings Thursday Night Football to the Sky

A major downfall of flying is the potential of missing your favorite shows or worse – the big game – while up in the air. Thanks to DIRECTV’s inflight entertainment, subscribers can watch live sports, like Thursday Night Football (on select flights), alongside other shows, movies and events for the duration of their air travel. With content and programming available on four domestic airlines, DIRECTV makes passengers feel more connected than ever before. But how does it work?

Keep up with the full football schedule each week to make sure you catch all the important games.

Aircraft That Keeps Passengers Connected

Passengers can watch DIRECTV programming via their own device or seatback screen on over 1,600 airplanes spread across four major carriers – Delta, American, United and JetBlue. DIRECTV’s world-class live TV offering is either integrated into the seatback screen system (Thales/Panasonic) or accessible via an online entertainment portal (Viasat), keeping passengers entertained all flight long. As airlines continue to upgrade and improve the technology on their fleets, the onboard inflight passenger experience stands to benefit the most.

Live Sports in the Sky


Now, even at 30,000 feet in the air, passengers never have to miss their favorite live TV moments. On flights equipped with DIRECTV, passengers can watch the newest blockbuster movies, hit series and the most live sports anywhere in the skies for the duration of their flight. This includes  Thursday Night Football on select flights. Travelers can check whether their flight has DIRECTV either through their airline or on their flight itinerary.


Learn more about the commercial air IPTV technology distribution and more at the International Flight Services Association’s annual APEX Expo in Long Beach. The APEX Expo is a significant event for stakeholders in the airline passenger space. As a major meeting place for those interested in improving the end-to-end travel experience, attendees come together to share products, upgrades and more. 

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