The recently rebranded BBC News channel will remain in the Emirates offer allowing passengers access to the linear news channel onboard.
Emirates airline has renewed its longstanding inflight entertainment (IFE) content partnership with BBC Studios.
The new agreement will see an enhanced BBC-branded offering for Emirates passengers, with more than 250 hours of new dramas, documentaries and factual entertainment, natural history productions and pre-school programming added to ICE, the airline’s inflight entertainment system.
All BBC Studios content can be found in a dedicated BBC-branded area on ICE. The BBC branded space gives passengers the opportunity to enjoy boxsets of popular and critically acclaimed scripted series including Blackadder, Sally Wainwright’s police drama Happy Valley, and Diplomat.
The recently launched BBC Earth section houses BBC’s natural history productions including Frozen Planet II, Blue Planet II narrated by Sir David Attenborough and Planet Earth III.
Commenting on the partnership, Zina Neophytou, VP Out of Home at BBC Studios, said: “Emirates have been a key licensee of BBC Studios content for many years, and we are very proud that our cooperation continues to grow and benefit our global audiences. This renewal gives Emirates passengers access to more hours of BBC content than ever before, and the new interface features introduced from May will help them navigate easily to their favourite shows onboard.”
BBC News channel will remain in the Emirates offer allowing passengers access to the linear news channel onboard.