Intelsat To Distribute IPTV To Cruise Ships
[Satellite Today – 4-14-08] Intelsat Ltd.’s IPTV platform has been chosen as a distribution platform for programming to cruise ships in the Americas, Intelsat announced April 11.
SeaMobile Enterprises subsidiary Wave Entertainment Network will provide content via Intelsat’s platform to the ships.
“Wave Entertainment Network is the first to serve the cruise industry with multi-channel, interactive television,” said Larry Lemoine, president of Wave Entertainment Network in a statement. “Such diverse entertainment and communications offerings demand seamless, global connectivity and we continue to find those elements within the Intelsat global network of satellite and teleport facilities. Wave Entertainment’s television line-up allows guests on cruise ships to experience all of the entertainment choices that they could expect on land. Intelsat’s IPTV high-quality distribution platform is not only a leading offering today but it also provides us an opportunity to enhance our service as our business grows.”