Satellite operator Telesat has announced a collaboration agreement with service provider Global Eagle Entertainment, to work on the development of services for the maritime and aeronautical markets leveraging Telesat’s LEO (low Earth orbit) satellite system.
Global Eagle Entertainment it has signed a three-year agreement with subsea specialist Swire Seabed, which will see Global Eagle provide connectivity systems to the offshore vessel Seabed Constructor.
Global Eagle Entertainment has launched OceanPrime TV, a live TV package designed for crews in the commercial maritime market.
Global Eagle Entertainment has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to provide internet and entertainment services across its Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand’s fleet of 14 ships.
Global Eagle Entertainment has launched a new Airtime Portal for cruise ships, a platform to enable cruise ship operators to deliver Wi-Fi, instant messaging, social media, live TV, movies, games and news directly to passengers’ mobile devices anywhere on the ship.
Global Eagle Entertainment reports that it has expanded its portfolio of live programming delivered by satellite to cruise ships with the addition of new channels for crew members from India and the Philippines.
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to offer telecasts of major cricket events to ships and to commercial aircraft through its global VSAT networks.
SES has announced that satcom and entertainment services provider GEE has purchased its own Ku-band payload on SES’s AMC-3 satellite, to boost capacity for customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
UK broadcaster BBC has announced the launch of a global TV entertainment channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market, via its BBC Worldwide division.
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and partner Radiance Communications have begun the deployment of maritime VSAT services across Qatari LNG transport company Nakilat’s fleet of LNG and LPG carriers.
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