SES Platform Services

SES Platform Services and RR Media become MX1

SES has completed its merger of SES Platform Services and RR Media to create a new combined company called MX1. MX1 will use the capabilities and infrastructure of SES Platform Services (SES PS) and RR Media to offer a full suite of digital video and media services. MX1 will offer continuity and enhanced services to […]

SES Platform Services updates cloud logistics solution

At next week’s ANGA COM SES Platform Services will demonstrate a number of products, including the latest version of its cloud-based logistics solution, Fluid MAM.  Fluid MAM lets companies manage, monitor and deliver video content across internet and video-on-demand platforms. Sophie Lersch, Chief Product Officer at SES Platform Services says that the latest version “takes […]

SES Platform Services forms JV with Ghana’s K-Net

Satellite operator SES’s media services arm, SES Platform Services, has formed a joint venture with Ghanaian communications technology provider and telecom operator K-Net to bring content to Ghanaian homes via DTH satellite TV and digital-terrestrial TV. The partnership, which will contract capacity from SES at 28.2° East to bring DTH and DTT services to the […]

SES Platform Services pays US$242m for RR Media

SES Platform Services has agreed to buy digital media services provider RR Media for US$242 million (€220 million). The subsidiary of satellite operator SES will pay a consideration of US$13.291 per share to acquire the 100% interest in RR Media, and will merge the company’s operations into SES Platform Services. SES said that after the […]

Tele 5 taps SES Platform Services for VoD

German commercial broadcaster Tele 5 has renewed a multi-year contract with SES Platform Services to provide a range of services including editing and distributing video and metadata, such as information about license periods, pictures, trailers and brief descriptions, from live broadcasting to video-on-demand. Tele 5’s inventory of over 8,000 hours of HD video material and […]

SES claims Fluid success

SES’s Fluid Hub cloud video management service has passed the milestone of being used by 10 customers a few months after its launch, according to the Luxembourg-based satellite operator’s SES Platform Services arm. Fluid Hub, which provides a managed cloud service for the management and distribution of video content, was released in April by SES […]

SES chooses 3 Screen Solutions for Lucid OVP

TV software provider 3 Screen Solutions has been selected to provide development and integration services for Lucid OVP, the new turnkey multiscreen video platform developed by SES Platform Services. Lucid OVP is designed to help broadcasters and content owners launch tailored online and OTT services. SES Platform Services has developed a turnkey video content distribution […]

SES Platform Services launches online video platform

Satellite operator SES’s Platform Services arm has launched an online video platform product to enable customers to launch their own internet video offerings. According to SES, the OVP, dubbed Lucid, includes support for internet TV channels and on-demand services and includes tools for Content Ingest, Management, and Encoding, Transcoding, DRM Integration and Playout as well […]

UHD shopping channel to launch via SES

Shopping channel will start broadcasting in Ultra High Definition (UHD) via satellite and the web this September, in what it claims will be a first for a European free-to-air channel. The launch will coincide with the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, which runs from September 4-9, with SES Platform Services to provide HEVC […]

German shopping channel set for UHD first

A German shopping channel is set to become Europe’s first free-to-air Ultra HD service, launching in September on the Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East. Existing teleshopping service’s owner Enstyle will lease additional capacity to launch the new channel and will also contract SES Platform Services, a subsidiary of SES, to manage the technical […]