Discovery cruising line Voyages of Discovery has increased its breadth of television channels available on board and introduced a package of live TV programming through a new long term agreement with MTN Satellite Communications (MTN).
Through the partnership with MTN, Voyages of Discovery now offers passengers worldwide coverage of seven additional U.S. and British-based channels including BBC World News, Sky News and Fox News from MTN Worldwide Television. The ship will also be able to deliver special broadcasts, such as major international sporting events.
MTN uses three overlapping satellite beams to deliver programming content from major television network providers to Discovery – a relatively new technology to the cruising industry. Not only will passengers be able to keep up to speed on news, sports and current affairs wherever they are in the world, Discovery will also offer passengers the usual access to movie channels, without the extra fees that many other cruise lines charge.
Alan Murray, managing director, Voyages of Discovery commented: “We are excited to be working with MTN to offer a premium television service where our guests can access U.S and British-based channels, something which we have not been able to do in the past on board Discovery. Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and our new and improved television offering is one of the many factors we are introducing to make the Voyages of Discovery cruising experience the best possible.”
“For today’s cruise passengers, ‘getting away from it all’ does not equate to disconnecting from the rest of the world and television is an easy way to stay informed,” said Brent Horwitz, Senior Vice President and General Manager for MTN Cruise and Ferry Services. “Through this partnership, MTN and Voyages of Discovery are providing passengers with access to programming that keeps them up-to-date on the latest news and sporting events while at sea.”