SES posts ‘solid’ results but video business declines

Satellite operator SES has posted what it described as solid year-to-date results with reported revenues and EBITDA both up, although revenues were down on a like-for-like basis at constant currency. Revenue for the year to date amounted to €1.4 billion, up 6.1% on a reported basis, with adjusted EBITDA up 0.7% to €829 million. On […]

SES launches dedicated sports distribution platform

Satellite operators SES has launched a dedicated sports and special events distribution platform. According to the Luxembourg-based operator, SES’s sports and events customer base will be able to aggregate and deliver sports and live events to screens across Europe and the MENA region on the new satellite platform, which offers wide beam coverage over Europe, […]

SES successfully launches satellite pair

SES has announced the successful launch of the SES-20 and SES-21 satellites. The satellites were launched into space by the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States, at 5:36 pm local time on Tuesday, October 4. Both C-band satellites will deliver TV and radio to […]

SES to deliver services in Kazakhstan with RCSC

Satellite operator SES has announced a new partnership with Kazakhstan’s Republican Centre for Space Communications (RCSC) to jointly offer high-speed connectivity services to businesses across the country. SES and the (RCSC), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Digital Development, said that services will be delivered via O3b mPOWER, SES’s second-generation non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite system, and […]

Mola expands SES partnership as operator grows OTT business

Indonesian entertainment network operator Mola has announced a partnership with satellite operator SES.  The deal will see Mola engage SES 360 Unified Media Platform to bolster its over-the-top (OTT) content services across Indonesia and the wider Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.  Mola will leverage the web-based SES 360 for an end-to-end fully customised orchestration of content management […]

SES and Microsoft launch Satellite Communications Virtualisation Program

Satellite operator SES has announced an expanded partnership to focus on virtualised communications. Dubbed the Satellite Communications Virtualisation Program, the new partnership will focus on creating a new fully virtualised satellite communications ground network. This will be achieved through a broader industry ecosystem designed to deliver “everything from software-defined radios and customer edge terminals to […]

SES and Intelsat reportedly in merger talks

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat are in merger talks, according to a report in the FT. According to the paper, the pair are in talks in a move to ensure they are not left behind by industry consolidation in an environment where new entrants such as Elon Musk’s Starlink. Citing unnamed sources, the FT said […]

SES completes US$450 million DRS Global acquisition

Satellite operator SES has completed the US$450 million acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) from Leonardo DRS via its SES Government Solutions (SES GS) subsidiary.  The deal, which has now received required regulatory approvals, will combine DRS GES business with SES GS to create a “scaled solutions provider serving the multi-orbit satellite communications needs […]

ARSAT picks SES-17 for satellite broadband expansion

Leading Argentinian telco ARSAT has announced a deal with SES to utilise its recently launched SES-17 satellite. ARSAT will use the satellite to deliver affordable and high-quality satellite broadband services for business and residential applications. It will also use SES-17 to accelerate internet connectivity in public schools throughout the country in the framework of an […]

FAST channel wedo movies extends reach with Zattoo and HbbTV

Germany’s Video Solutions AG is making its advertising-financed, free feature film channel wedo movies accessible via TV streaming provider Zattoo. The FAST offering will be available across all packages, including Zattoo’s free package Free. In addition to the linear channel, customers of paid Zattoo packages can also use additional interactive functions, such as pausing the […]

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