10 April 2014: The stars of Hollywood are set to shine across the world’s oceans with the signing of a global distribution deal to beam blockbuster movies to ships at sea.
The latest films, as well as television programming, sport and news, will be viewable by the world’s shipping fleet thanks to Fleet Media, a new service being launched by Inmarsat in July.
A globally-exclusive, five-year agreement allows for the content’s digital distribution via Inmarsat FleetBroadband.
A selection of movie and television packages will be offered every month, beamed directly to participating vessels over the Inmarsat network for ‘offline’ viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets.
“Inmarsat is extremely excited by this agreement and the opportunities to bring more benefits to seafarers,” said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime.
“This service continues our commitment to welfare at sea and we will be offering it through our global distribution channel.”
Fleet Media will be available to all Inmarsat broadband service subscribers and content will be securely downloaded and stored on the vessel’s Inmarsat iFusion box.
The service is transferable with any upgrade from one Inmarsat service to the next – such as FleetBroadband to XpressLink.
NT Digital is a joint venture between Spafax, a leader in inflight entertainment and Swank Motion Pictures, the world’s largest non-theatrical distributor.