MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has announced that its MTN Worldwide TV service was selected as a winner of the 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year award. Launched in March 2010, MTN Worldwide TV is the first fully-digital, multi-channel television service for the maritime industry servicing more than 54 ships and reaching more than 44,000 cabins globally.

"Cruise passengers and crew members want to be able to watch the latest news, sports and entertainment programming while at sea, just like they do at home," said Jonathan Weintraub, CEO at MTN. "We are delighted to be working with so many cruise lines to satisfy the needs of their passengers and crew with industry-leading solutions like MTN Worldwide TV."

MTN Worldwide TV delivers programming from seven major U.S. and international television networks including BBC World News, CNBC, Fox News and Sky Sports News. The service leverages three overlapping satellite beams that integrate seamlessly with a ship's existing Television Receive-Only (TVRO) antenna and onboard video distribution system to make installation easier. By managing the satellite network and the content, MTN assures that viewers on the ships receive reliable, uninterrupted service.

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year award recognizes the industry's most innovative products that facilitate voice, data and video communications. For this award, TMC considered products and services that were brought to market between March 2009 and March 2010.

"MTN was chosen to receive a 2010 Product of the Year Award for creating exceptional advancements in video communications," said Rich Tehrani, CEO at TMC. "MTN Worldwide TV has shown benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at MTN. I look forward to continued innovative solutions from them in the coming years."