From the autumn, BBC World News bulletins will be available onboard commercial maritime vessels via Telemar Scandinavia and NSSLGlobal Ltd.
BBC World News will be broadcast several times daily, to all vessels that opt into the service, providing marine crews with access to BBC’s unparalleled coverage of international news, current affairs and sport. Customers using Telemar and NSSLGlobal’s Ku- or C-Band network will be able to watch BBC World News’ daily bulletins without impacting on high broadband speeds through the use of the Multicast service.
Colin Lawrence, Distribution Director, BBC World News said, “We’re pleased to join together with Telemar and NSSLGlobal to offer BBC World News to over 800 vessels around the world. With journalists in more places than any other global news broadcaster, we’re able to deliver the news that marine crews need to remain connected to the wider world.”
Tomas Martinsson, General Manager, Telemar explains, “The importance of crew retention for ship owners is crucial. Providing additional TV services will improve morale for crew and also be done without amassing an unexpected airtime bill or imposing on a broadband package.”
Continuing, Sally-Anne Ray, Managing Director, NSSLGlobal Ltd said, “The new service will provide a great deal of opportunities for the future and NSSLGlobal and Telemar are pleased to be at the forefront, leading the way in satellite communications for our customers.”
For further information on how to receive BBC World News, download schedules or find out more about the channel, visit www.bbc.com/tvschedule.