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MTN brings Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to 30 vessels

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MTN Communications reports that it delivered the recent world title boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao live to 30 vessels across the globe, via its high-definition MTN Worldwide TV service (MTN-TV HD).

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The fight, one of the most eagerly anticipated in years, took place on Saturday May 2 in Las Vegas. MTN claims it was the only service provider able to offer the live broadcast, due to content offered exclusively to the cruise industry through Global Eagle Entertainment.

“Our team brought the technological wherewithal to quickly deliver this event to ships around the world,” said Bill Witiak, general manager, TV and Broadcast Services, MTN. 

“Our sophisticated, proprietary tools to manage and optimise our network – literally moment-by-moment – and our ability to broadcast with land-like quality enabled our customers to surprise their passengers.”

“This improved their onboard experience and delivered a crew perk – a major investment that paid off. There are just some events you have to watch live, and this historic fight was one of them.”{/mprestriction}

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