OceansTV secures distribution licensing agreement with BBC World News for Royal Wedding coverage
Thousands of cruise line passengers globally will be able to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29th April.
Knutsford based OceansTV, a leading provider of in-cabin TV entertainment to cruise line companies, has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with BBC World News for the licensing of the channel’s Royal Wedding coverage.
The agreement will allow thousands of passengers on numerous cruise ships around the world to watch the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton live from London on Friday, 29th April 2011. Coverage will run from 9am to 3pm local time. The BBC will be broadcasting live throughout the day, including from within Westminster Abbey during the ceremony.
In addition to the wedding day’s extensive coverage, passengers will also be able to enjoy a line-up of special TV programming in the weeks building up to the big event. There will be weekly editions of Witness in April, which offers a uniquely personal perspective on major royal stories from history, including the marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier and the enduring union of Edward and Wallace Simpson. Special editions of One Square Mile will also be shown, in which people from towns and cities across the United Kingdom will give their thoughts and views about the forthcoming event.
“We’re committed to supplying cruise line companies with the best possible in-cabin TV entertainment,” said OceansTV President, Liz Motley. “Securing BBC World News’ coverage of the Royal Wedding for our clients is very exciting and we’re delighted that cruise ship passengers all over world will be able to enjoy this fabulous global event during their journey.”
In addition, a regular weekly programme, UK Report: Royal Wedding Special, will run on BBC World News in the build up to the wedding. Presenter Mishal Husain will host the show, which gives viewers a unique insight into all aspects leading up to the big day.
Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruise Lines, P&O UK and Holland America are amongst the fleets that will be showing the Royal Wedding coverage to their passengers.