Speedcast On Demand

Speedcast International today announced the release of its newest service for the cruise industry: Speedcast TV On Demand.

The solution allows passengers and crew to access a wide range of entertainment and information onboard, according to a press release.

Speedcast TV On Demand is comprised of a small set-top box that offers instant access to a large library of movies, TV shows, sports, news, games, music and informational content, and can be updated using a cloud-based login at any time. Speedcast TV On Demand also allows administrators to upload exclusive video content used for passenger and crew information, training and safety.

"We are thrilled to bring the Speedcast TV On Demand solution to our customers," said Steve Scraper, Speedcast's product director for cruise and ferry. "This product is innovative and incredibly simple to use for both administrators and end users, and it allows our customers to supply a wide variety of entertainment content that onboard users would typically access at home. It is our goal to provide options for enriching the connectivity experience for everyone, and this product definitely achieves that, while also allowing companies to provide critical training and safety information to passengers and crew."

Speedcast TV On Demand is one component of the new Speedcast Media Network, set to launch additional applications in coming months to enhance onboard entertainment and media content delivery and reliability, the company said.