Fans of the Discovery Channel show “Deadliest Catch” are familiar with the adventures of the fishing vessel Cornelia Marie, but what kind of fans are the Cornelia Marie’s captains? Big-time soccer fans, it turns out. From Bristol Bay, Alaska, last month, co-captains Josh Harris and Casey McManus spent some off-watch hours catching world championship soccer onboard the Cornelia Marie, thanks to KVH’s IP-MobileCast™ content delivery service.
Seems the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ sure was the Cornelia Marie’s catch of the day: “We’re sitting in the wheelhouse watching World Cup…thanks to KVH and the innovations they’ve come forth with. This is pretty awesome!” says Casey. “Thanks, KVH!” adds Josh.
The IP-MobileCast service utilizes multicasting technology to affordably deliver large multimedia files via KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service, which provides satellite Internet and phone to thousands of vessels around the world. IP-MobileCast’s SPORTSlink™ channel delivers coverage of major sports events from around the world; the service also provides news, movies, and TV shows. There are plans for electronic chart database updates, e-training, and high-resolution weather data to also be multicast via the service.
So, Josh and Casey, what other sports events would you like to watch from the Cornelia Marie wheelhouse?