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.
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.
Intelsat and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) report that they have entered into a new expanded contract for the provision of global satcom connectivity services, including significant capacity on Intelsat’s latest EpicNG generation of satellites.
Global Eagle Entertainment has entered into a three-year global distribution agreement with Lagardère Sports, a producer and distributor of sports programming, which will give GEE the rights to distribute over 10,000 hours of live and produced sports programming to commercial flights and ships at sea through its global VSAT networks.
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), a provider of communications services to maritime and other mobility markets.
EMC reports that it has entered a long-term strategic agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to provide satellite internet and entertainment services to the passenger vessel operator, mixed with additional shore-based connectivity services.
Satellite communications company EMC has announced the launch of SpeedNet, a new system aimed at combatting latency in internet browsing at sea.
EMC has signed an agreement with Mercy Ships to expand and upgrade the satellite communication systems and services it is providing to the hospital vessel operator.
Motive Television, via its fully-owned subsidiary Motive Television Services, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MTN Satellite Communications, which will allow MTN access to Motive's BYOD (bring your own device) TV technology to develop new services for its maritime customers.
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