MTN Delivers the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight to 30 Vessels at Sea
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Posted by: MTN Communications
MTN Delivers the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight to 30 Vessels at Sea – the Only Live Broadcast Delivered in International Waters
Miramar, Fla. – May 6, 2015 – MTN Communications (MTN) proved once again you don’t have to leave your connected life on the docks when taking a cruise. On Saturday, May 2, 2015, thousands of passengers and crew on 30 ships in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic enjoyed the Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Manny Pacquiao boxing match live through high-definition MTN Worldwide TV (MTN-TV HD).
MTN was the only service provider able to deliver the fight, thanks to content offered exclusively to the cruise industry through Global Eagle Entertainment (“GEE”) (Nasdaq: ENT). The MTN TV and Broadcast Services Team made this possible through the company’s network, designed and managed for maritime, and the ability of the MTN-TV solution to scale at a moment’s notice.
“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 optimize 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.”
Around the world, 140 ships subscribe to MTN-TV. The service broadcasts 11 channels of sports, news, entertainment and special events. For more than five years, MTN-TV has broadcast 1,795 live special events, totaling 5,486 hours of major sporting events, award shows, operas and ship-specific gatherings. In March 2015, MTN launched live HD service (MTN-TV HD), starting with IMG’s Sport 24 Channel. In an effort to stay ahead of customer needs, MTN constantly transforms its infrastructure to deliver unmatched services. The company has plans for future MTN-TV technology investments, particularly nearing the roll-out of high-throughput satellite services next year.
A longstanding communications innovator, MTN transforms how people stay connected, informed and entertained, particularly at sea. Over the first-ever hybrid satellite-terrestrial broadband network, the most bandwidth-intensive vessels – including cruise ships, yachts, ferries, oil & gas and government vessels – gain from MTN high-speed Internet, voice and media services. The MTN team is service-centric and worldwide. Customers benefit from an advanced technology and business toolkit available only through the industry’s most powerful network. MTN vessels are able to view, control and optimize the performance of their communications systems to deliver the richest content and best user experience on board.
For more information visit www.mtnsat.com.