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SES channels reach 5,200

SES has announced that by the end of 2011 it broadcast over 5,200 TV channels, including over 1,200 in HD. In the second half of the year it added more than 100 HD channels.

North America and Europe contributed the majority of the channels broadcast on SES satellites, but an increasing portion of the growth came from emerging markets including Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. SES said it carries 44 DTH platforms.

Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial officer of SES, said: “These numbers are unrivalled in the industry and demonstrate the advantages of satellite for the distribution of high quality content to large audiences. In line with our fleet investment programme, we see continued channel growth coming from Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. The addition of new HD channels continues to accelerate globally and will remain another growth driver for our company.”

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