CRUISESAT Entertainment System Launches on Four Royal Caribbean International Ships

Top-tier television content delivery service to be available on eight Royal ships in 2020

MIRAMAR, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2019) Maritime Mobile Communications LLC d/b/a Digital Video Systems has launched CRUISESAT on four Royal Caribbean International ships. CRUISESAT is the premier satellite direct-to-ship and vessel-entertainment service for the maritime industry, featuring top-tier entertainment television content.

CRUISESAT will provide guests and crew members of Royal Caribbean International with an expanded high-definition sports portfolio lineup featuring marquee U.S. (National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, NASCAR, Indy Racing League, all golf and tennis Grand Slam events) and major international (UEFA Champions League and other top soccer, cricket and more) sports from ESPN flagship networks, as well as college athletics from SEC Network and ESPN U.

“Our direct-to-ship delivery of CRUISESAT to Royal Caribbean International provides an elevated linear television sports and entertainment experience for Royal’s guests and crew members,” said Chuck Sackermann, chief executive officer of Digital Video Systems. “We are excited and honored to have Royal Caribbean International as a CRUISESAT customer as they expand their entertainment content lineup to include the very best linear television services available within the territory.”

“Royal Caribbean always strives to provide the very best entertainment experience possible and that includes delivering high-definition sports that are essential to our guests,” said Jake McDaniel, manager of Entertainment Media, Royal Caribbean International. “CRUISESAT makes it easy for Royal Caribbean to access quality HD sports entertainment content that our customers demand while they are enjoying their cruise experience.”

The service currently is available onboard Independence of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. In November, Oasis of the Seas is scheduled to receive the service, with Allure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas slated to be equipped with CRUISESAT by spring 2020.

CRUISESAT, the maritime entertainment and technology platform of Maritime Mobile Communications LLC d/b/a Digital Video Systems was conceived and developed with its principal mission to acquire and introduce popular high-definition news, entertainment, sports and cultural networks to the global maritime market using a single antenna system for all video content including linear television channels and nonlinear video content, multicultural programming, audio content and branded networks for the cruise line industry. The converged need for a telecom and entertainment solution has enabled CRUISESAT to make its timely introduction as the premier television operator at sea.


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About DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS:  DVS is a leading provider of maritime and land-based telecommunications, managed services and video solutions to the maritime industry using state-of-the-art technology for almost 40 years.  DVS has leveraged its knowledge of telecommunications technology and video systems integration to create CRUISESAT (, the premier satellite direct to ship & vessel entertainment television service platform that delivers popular high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) news, entertainment, sports and cultural networks to the maritime market in the Caribbean, United States, and Canada using a single antenna system for video content including linear television networks, video on demand, multicultural programming, audio content and privately branded networks for cruise ships and maritime vessels. For more information, please visit us at



Cristian Tache
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