MTN Unveils High-Definition TV for the Maritime Market – Satellite Today

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[Via Satellite 3-17-2015] MTN Communications announced the launch of its High-Definition (HD) live television service at sea, MTN Worldwide TV HD (MTN-TV HD).

This service launch starts with IMG’s Sport 24 Channel in HD. The first-ever 24/7 sports channel designed for the maritime market, it is the most watched sports channel onboard MTN-TV customer vessels. Its 2015 line-up includes Premier League Soccer, Formula 1, U.S. Open Tennis, Wimbledon, the Masters, and Bundesliga Soccer delivered in HD to vessels around the world.

“We can now experience TV at sea like we can at home. As we transformed the technology and ambience in our common areas, theaters and cabins, we evolved from small to large screens, so our requirement for HD became paramount,” said Graham Douglas, media and communications manager at P&O Cruises and Cunard.

Around the world, 137 ships subscribe to MTN-TV. The service broadcasts 11 channels of news, sports, entertainment and special events. MTN has plans to further its TV technology investments, particularly nearing the roll-out of the MTN High-Throughput Multi Spot Beam (MTN HTMS) service next year.

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