Digital Video Systems (DVS), a leading innovator in maritime and land-based telecommunications, managed services, and broadcast solutions, is delighted to announce the renewal of its multi-year contract with the Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) for live video distribution. This renewed partnership will leverage DVS’ pioneering technology, including traditional satellite broadcast and video delivery over IP networks via the CruiseSAT-IP platform, to provide an enhanced and expansive live video distribution solution.
The renewed agreement encompasses all ships across RCG’s three prominent brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises, ensuring comprehensive coverage for a global audience. This strategic alliance further solidifies the longstanding partnership between DVS and RCG.
“This renewal further cements DVS’ commitment to offering cutting-edge solutions in the maritime industry and solidifies its position as a trusted partner for global leaders like Royal Caribbean Group,” stated Charles Sackermann, CEO of Digital Video Systems.
By extending its collaboration with RCG, DVS significantly augments its network reach, providing service to well over 100,000 cabins worldwide. This expanded presence underlines DVS’ commitment to offering seamless access to high-quality content for a vast and diverse audience. The partnership ensures global coverage, enabling RCG to deliver top-notch content to its passengers. This global reach aligns perfectly with RCG’s mission to provide unparalleled entertainment experiences to its passengers worldwide.
Passengers onboard will benefit immensely from this partnership by gaining access to up to 10 high-definition linear 24/7 sports channels across various regions worldwide. Additionally, they will enjoy access to up to 16 high-definition occasional use sports channels, ensuring a diverse and enriching sports entertainment experience. “We are proud to have Digital Video Systems as our trusted partner in providing high-quality and reliable TVRO transmission services to our ships. Their team’s expertise and dedication to customer service have been instrumental in ensuring our passengers have access to top-notch programming.”said Tim Exner, Manager, Entertainment Broadcast & Media at Celebrity Cruises. “We look forward to continuing our partnership and exploring new technologies to enhance our guests’ experience onboard.”
The renewal of this partnership underscores the exceptional quality of the CRUISESAT product and the excellent support provided by DVS. “I’m happy to say we have a long-standing partnership with CruiseSAT. The quality of the CruiseSAT product is exceptional. When you combine that quality product with the excellent support from DVS, it’s a win-win for everyone involved,” said Scott Reed, Manager, Entertainment Media Content at Royal Caribbean International.
CruiseSAT and CruiseSAT-IP platform, built around the SMPTE ST-2110 standard, provides the flexibility to satisfy evolving customer needs. “It has enabled DVS to scale up channel count and resolution, with the channel count now exceeding 100 LIVE video channels, and to scale out across geographies, providing truly worldwide coverage.” said Cristian Tache, VP Product Development and Engineering at DVS. “By harnessing the power of our CruiseSAT-IP platform and embracing the flexibility of SMPTE ST-2110 standards, we are well-positioned to meet evolving customer demands and provide unmatched content delivery across the globe.”
As the demand for high-quality entertainment and communication services at sea continues to grow, DVS remains committed to innovating and expanding its offerings to meet the evolving needs of its clients and provide a superior experience for passengers and crew members worldwide.
For more information about Digital Video Systems and CRUISESAT, visit www.digitalvideosystems.net.
About Digital Video Systems:
Digital Video Systems (DVS) is a leading provider of maritime and land-based telecommunications, managed services, and broadcast solutions. With nearly four decades of experience, DVS is a leading-edge company in content contribution, media management and distribution.
DVS MEDIA CONTACT
Cristian Tache | Vice President, Product Development & Engineering, Phone: +1 954.239.4410
About Royal Caribbean Group:
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of June 30, 2023.
Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com