EL AL and the International News Channel i24news have signed a cooperative agreement
As part of the agreement between the airline and the news channel, passengers will be able to watch broadcasts, adapted for flight conditions, on EL AL's wide body aircraft and on iPad applications for Business Class and Economy Class Plus passengers. The 124news weather forecast will be sponsored by EL AL.
EL AL, Israel’s national carrier, and the international i24news station/channel today announced a cooperative agreement in which EL AL will sponsor the weather broadcasts on the station and EL AL passengers and EL AL passengers will be able to view the channel’s content in English, French and Arabic.
EL AL passengers will be able to see the i24news magazines on culture, sport and tourism and additional content that has been adapted and edited to suit inflight video systems as well as the iPads that the airline provides for Business Class and Economy Class Plus passengers.
I24news CEO Frank Malul: “This is an additional step towards expanding the i24news broadcasts to diverse new audiences. We are pleased to offer high quality content to EL AL passengers and congratulate the airline on its partnership with us.”
EL AL Vice President Sales Ofer Gat: “The link with the i24news international news station enables us to offer Israeli passengers coverage of international current events. This link was forged following cooperative agreements with other leading Israeli companies – in order to provide passengers with a good flight experience.”
The international i24news station began broadcasts in July 2013 and broadcasts international news from Jaffa Port in three channels for three languages: English, French and Arabic. The channel is available in 800,000,000 households throughout the world via cable and satellite channels and provides news and magazine articles in real time on the station’s portal at www.i24news.tv.