MTN Satellite Communications Introduces Broadcast Group to Provide Audio and Video Transmissions from Remote Locations Around the World Offers Ability to take any Form of Broadcast Content and Seamlessly Transmit from Ships, Trains, the Battlefield, or even Submerged Submarines

MIRAMAR, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the leading global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced the formation of a new business unit that will offer customers the ability to transmit any type of broadcast content from just about anywhere in the world. The company has long been the trusted transmitter of broadcast quality video and audio for major, remote events whether on a ship, train, from the battlefield, or even from a submerged submarine.

All the major U.S. networks have called on MTN at one time or another to have content sent back for their morning shows, nightly news, or live prime time events from some of the most remote and toughest terrains on the planet. Most recently, (June 10, 2012), MTN delivered the largest live broadcast to date from a moving vessel at sea when it provided a continuous uplink from  Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas for real-time broadcast insertions of the ship's Hairspray production show to the 2012 Tony Awards televised on the CBS network. The broadcast took place from the ship in the open ocean between the islands of The Bahamas and Haiti and delivered the live video coverage back to CBS in the Beacon Theater in New York City, NY.

There are multiple-use cases for implementing this type of capability ranging from entertainment to research to supporting mission-critical military operations. In addition to the recent Tony Awards, MTN's mobile broadcast track record includes:

  • NBC a Ford F350 vehicle retrofitted by MTN with live television and satellite transmission continuously broadcasted reports from Iraq
  • Disney Cruise Line – hosts live radio broadcasts from the Disney Ships
  • CNN – hosted a show on the anniversary of the Titanic aboard Azamara Club Cruises' Azamara Journey and broadcasted it to its international markets around the world
  • Radio station broadcasts – stations bring "prizewinners" on a cruise and actually do their shows remotely from the vessel

"There is growing interest and requirements by all types of commercial and government organizations to have various content delivered from remote locations for education, entertainment and mission critical communications," said Richard Hadsall, Chief Technology Officer, MTN.  "This team demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the most secure and reliable service available on the market. Our track record of successful broadcasts speaks for itself and we look forward to this being a continued growth area for MTN as more people demand connectivity for multiple purposes, regardless of where they are located."  

About MTN Satellite Communications
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the first company to offer a stabilized Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite solution for ships at sea, has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past
three decades, delivering communications solutions that address the needs of people moving around the world.  Through MTN's reliable global satellite network and expertise, the company continues to deliver solutions across various markets while addressing the unique challenges and needs for each.

Today, MTN offers services and solutions to cruise lines, commercial shipping, oil and gas, mega yachts, government entities and aviation markets.  MTN delivers and supports a broad array of integrated turnkey services, including remote access for Internet, VoIP, voice services, remote IT management, global vessel tracking, bandwidth optimization, real-time video capabilities, crew calling solutions, and other enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.

Christy Pittman
Welz & Weisel Communications for MTN
+1.703.218.3555 office
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1.703.200.1065 mobile
christy@w2comm.com

SOURCE MTN Satellite Communications



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