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Eutelsat joins SES and Intelsat in US C-band initiative

Satellite operators Eutelsat has teamed up with SES and to make a “market-based proposal” for the use of the lower C-band spectrum in the US. Eutelsat has agreed to joint the initiative initially proposed by Intelsat, Intel and SES to protect the quality and reliability of satellite operators using the C-band spectrum to serve broadcasters, […]

SES broadcasts 8K TV via satellite for the first time

Satellite operator SES is broadcasting an 8K television signal via its satellite system for the first time during its annual SES Industry Days event in Luxembourg this week. The demonstration ran yesterday and is due to run today at the event, with the 8K signal transmitted via a single 36 MHz transponder on the Astra […]

Telekom Srbija and SES partner on new channel distribution deal

Telekom Srbija has agreed a new deal with SES to distribute a new TV bouquet to cable and IPTV networks across Europe – with a focus on Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro. The new multi-year agreement will see Telekom Srbija lease satellite capacity on Astra 3B and make its new TV package available […]

SES posts better-than-expected results

Satellite operator SES has posted better than expected Q1 results, with revenues dropping 4.9% year-on-year to €477.6 million but underlying revenues stable at €474.5 million. The company posted a net profit of €98.2 million, down from €128.4 million. Video revenue fell by 3.6% to €321.5 million at constant currency. Excluding an accounting charge, revenue was […]

SES prices €500m bond offering

Satellite operator SES has launched a €500 million bond offering, agreeing to sell this value of senior unsecured fixed-rate notes that are due in 2026. SES said it will use the money raised for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of existing debt. It said the offering takes advantage of “current attractive market conditions”. BBVA, BNP […]

SES sees revenue drop

Satellite operator SES saw its revenues drop by 5.2% on a like-for-like basis last year, posting revenue of €2.035 billion for the full year. The company reported EBITDA of €1.324 billion, down 7.6% on a like-for-like basis. SES is suffering from many of the problems that have affected the satellite business as a whole. Video […]

SES appoints new CEO and CFO

Satellite operator SES has named the CEO of SES Networks, Steve Collar, as the next president and chief executive officer of the wider company. At the same time Andrew Browne, who was until recently chief financial officer of O3b Networks and CFO of SES between 2010 and 2013, has been appointed as the next CFO […]

SES and Intelsat move to protect C-band with joint plan

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat have teamed up to propose the joint use of C-band capacity by satellite and terrestrial mobile operators in the US to the FCC. The operators want to the array of established satellite services in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band downlink spectrum while opening a specified portion of that spectrum for terrestrial […]

SES extends partnership with Telekom Srbija, RTS

SES has extended its deal with Telekom Srbija, which will now transmit an extra three TV channels and three radio stations for Serbian public broadcaster RTS via an Astra satellite. Telekom Srbija is leasing additional capacity on Astra and will use it to broadcast TV channels RTS1, RTS2 and RTS Poletarac and radio stations Radio […]

SES’s first hybrid satellite begins service

Satellite operator SES’s SES-15 satellite – its first hybrid craft with wide beams and high throughput capability – has now entered commercial service. The satellite is now operational at the 129° West orbital slot, serving the Americas. SES said that the commercialisation of the craft was an important milestone for its future growth strategy. The […]

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