BFBS to display MiPlayer technology for military applications
Published: 2 September 2019 - Christian Lynn
MiPlayer is a platform used by the UK military to provide access to television, radio, news and other media in remote locations. It can do this in areas with poor or even no internet.
The MiPlayer platform has been used by the UK Armed Forces and UK Border Force, providing both training resources and welfare media to deployed personnel in remote locations.
Content is available in a ‘catch-up’ format for convenience and choice, and live television can also be streamed through MiPlayer, due to its ability to connect to a TVRO satellite dish.
MiPlayer is currently in use on over half of the UK Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxillary, as well as in operational and permanent military locations such as Estonia, Poland, Bahrain, the Falkland Islands, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan. It will be exhibited at DSEI this year, and BFBS will host a panel session at DSEI 2019 in the Global Theatre on Tuesday 10th at 14:30, discussing the importance of service personnel staying connected.