KVH and Pilipinas Global Network Limited to Bring Philippine Basketball Association Game Coverage to Merchant Ships
Under the terms of the agreement, KVH will distribute PBA games for the 43rd and 44th PBA seasons, which begin with the Philippine Cup on
The PBA games will be delivered via satellite to vessels subscribed to KVH’s SPORTSlinkTM and IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service for multicasting news, sports, and entertainment at sea. Onboard, seafarers will be able to access the full PBA games on mobile devices, desktops, and televisions, enjoying the basketball action without adding communications costs or affecting vessel communications performance.
“PGNL is devoted to bringing the PBA closer to every Filipino overseas. This partnership with KVH is a step toward reaching out to seafarers who would want to experience the PBA while they’re away from home,” says
Additionally, KVH will include more PBA reporting in its current SPORTSlink coverage of basketball news from around the world. KVH will also add a new, year-round basketball special edition to its NEWSlinkTM Print service, which provides news to thousands of seafarers on vessels worldwide.
“We are very excited to work with PGNL to bring the PBA to the maritime market,” says
KVH is an innovator in delivering news, sports, and entertainment content to vessels at sea, having introduced the IP-MobileCast service in 2014 as a solution for affordable satellite delivery of large multimedia files to ships. The patented IP-MobileCast service is notable for several technological advancements: Content is delivered over the top of KVH’s mini-VSAT BroadbandSM network so there is no charge for the delivery, only for the content itself; the multicasting transmission does not affect the vessel’s onboard data speed; and the content can be stored on an onboard server and made accessible to multiple devices.
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