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 […]

SES-22 satellite successfully launches

The SES-22 satellite was successfully launched on Wednesday, the satellite maker has confirmed. The satellite was onboard a paceX Falcon 9 rocket that was launched into space from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This is the first SES C-band satellite dedicated to freeing up the lower 300 MHz of […]

SES-22 satellite set for June 29 launch

Satellite operator SES has announced that its latest unit, the SES-22, is being prepared for launch next week. The Thales Alenia Space-built satellite is scheduled to launch from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on June 29, 2022. SES-22 will operate in the 135 degrees West orbital slot and will […]

Berenberg: SES ‘preferred’ to Eutelsat as investment

Analysts at Berenberg have delivered a relatively positive assessment of satellite operator SES and a relatively negative view of rival Eutelsat – in line with the investment bank’s recent view of the pair’s contrasting fortunes but a reversal of its position a few years ago. Berenberg argued that SES’s shares are under-priced despite performing strongly […]

SES and Kcell demonstrate cellular network connectivity for remote Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan mobile operator Kcell and satellite operator SES have successfully demonstrated satellite-enabled cellular networks in remote parts of the country. Kcell’s terrestrial network was paired with SES’s O3b satellites operating in medium earth orbit (MEO) to establish and test connectivity for 3G and 4G applications. The demonstration saw SES’s satellite network validated with a series […]

SES turns in ‘solid start’ to year, but video decline continues

Satellite operator SES has turned in what it described as a ‘solid start’ to 2021 with slightly lower first quarter revenues and higher profits at constant currency. The satellite operator posted revenues of €448 million for the first quarter, down 1.6% at constant currency, with underlying revenue down 3.9%. The core – but declining – […]

Sky UK renews capacity deal with SES

Sky and satellite operator SES have agreed a renewed capacity deal across the UK and Ireland. The pay TV operator has extended multiple transponder contracts with SES, securing an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million, with contracts running up to the end of 2028.  This latest announcement builds on the €90 million capacity agreement […]