Satellite Technology Feature Article
MTN to Broadcast Almost Everywhere
By Katie Gatto, TMCnet Contributor
Have you ever been on a cruise or worked on a boat in the past? Have you ever watched TV on any of those boats and wondered how you were getting a signal? After all, it’s not like they’re running a cable line under the Atlantic Ocean for you to watch the game.
Naturally, you’re watching TV on a satellite, and that means somewhere there’s a provider shipping those shows direct to your screen. One company that gives boats their viewing capability is MTN (News - Alert) Satellite Communications, and while that name may not mean much to you, they were the first company to offer a “Very Small Aperture Terminal” (VSAT) to viewers all over the world.
The company, which has worked with many major television networks, has created a new venture, designed to help offer MTN's customers the ability to send broadcast content from most locations in the world, expanding the company’s offerings and setting a precedent for the potential of the industry.
"There is growing interest and requirements by all types of commercial and government organizations to have various content delivered from remote locations for education, entertainment and mission critical communications," said Richard Hadsall, chief technology officer at MTN. "This team demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the most secure and reliable service available on the market. Our track record of successful broadcasts speaks for itself and we look forward to this being a continued growth area for MTN as more people demand connectivity for multiple purposes, regardless of where they are located."
In the past, MTN has worked to broadcast with NBC, Disney (News - Alert) and CNN. The company has broadcast notable events, such as the Tony awards.
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Edited by Braden Becker