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RCN partners with SES to launch Ultra HD channels

US-based telecoms provider RCN is launching Ultra HD services in partnership with satellite operator SES. RCN is making seven linear 4K channels from the North American SES Ultra HD Platform available on its Signature TV channel tier and will also air special 4K live-events coverage. The seven channels are Insight TV, Travelxp 4K, The Country […]

SES names new chief services officer and CTO

Satellite operator SES has named John Baughn to the new position of chief services officer, heading up a new global customer services unit. The operator has also named Ruy Pinto as chief technology officer to lead an integrated global technology team. SES said it was streamlining customer support and services by forming a global services […]

Telekom Srbija taps SES for new multi-country satellite bouquet

Telekom Srbija has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with satellite operator SES to deliver a new DTH satellite TV bouquet for Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. The new bouquet will launch from the 23.5° East position in December. The platform will enable Telekom Srbija to broadcast more than 150 channels, including up to 30 […]

SES sees revenues edge up but video distribution falls

SES saw its year-to-date revenues edge upwards at constant exchange rates as of the end of September, with sales of €1489 billion up 0.4% on the previous year at constant currency. Underlying revenue from SES’s core businesses was up 2.1%, with revenue from SES Networks offsetting a dip from SES Video. SES turned in an […]

Satellite giants partner to drive US 5G access

Leading global satellite operators Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have created a consortium called the C-Band Alliance, or CBA, which they believe could open up new spectrum for 5G services. Focused on the US, the four partners claim that the formation of the CBA “demonstrates the industry alignment necessary to make mid-band spectrum available quickly, […]

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 […]

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