Starting this Autumn, BBC World News bulletins will be broadcast several times daily to all vessels that opt into the service, providing marine crews with access to the BBC’s coverage of international news, current affairs and sport.
“We’re pleased to join together with Telemar and NSSLGlobal to offer BBC World News to over 800 vessels around the world," said Colin Lawrence, distribution director, BBC World News.
"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.”
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.
Tomas Martinsson, General Manager, Telemar added: “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.”