Inmarsat is getting into the entertainment business

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Inmarsat has reported the launch of Fleet Media, the entertainment service it announced last year which will see a wide variety of content delivered to commercial vessels at sea, and available to crew on demand. A combination of films and TV will be available on board, as well as news and sports. An initial library will be pre-loaded on to a hard drive, with fresh content and news updates delivered to vessels via satellite link.

Speaking to Digital Ship when Fleet Media was first announced in April 2014, Inmarsat said that it will be utilizing network management tools and techniques to control the download and refresh of data to ensure that normal network efficiency and conditions are not degraded.

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