Africa delivers growth for SES homes reached

Satellite operator SES drew on growth in satellite video in emerging markets to grow its total homes reached by five million last year, to end 2021 with a reach of 366 million homes worldwide, according to its latest annual Satellite Monitors report. The growth was primarily attributable to Africa, where SES saw its reach rise […]

QVC renews SES carriage deal

Satellite operator SES has extended its carriage deal with televised shopping channel broadcaster QVC in the UK and Ireland. The five-year contract renewal will see SES continue to broadcast QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Extra and QVC Style channels over SES’s 28.2 / 28.5 degrees East satellites. Both QVC and QVC Style channels will be upgraded […]

SES extends services in EMEA and APAC with third Thales Alenia Space satellite

Satellite operator SES has ordered a new software-defined geostationary (GEO) satellite from Thales Alenia Space. The satellite, dubbed SES-26, will maintain and expand the wide range of content delivery and connectivity services to broadcasters, media companies, telco operators, internet service providers and governmental organisations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. The satellite will […]

Canal+ and SES strike new long-term deal

Satellite operator SES and pay TV provider Canal+ have struck an expanded long-term agreement for uplink services for Canal+’s French pay-TV channel bouquet at the 19.2° East orbital slot. The new agreement includes services delivered from two teleports in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, and starting in 2023, Munich, Germany,. The current satellite capacity agreement between the pair […]

Berenberg modestly bullish on SES, cautious on Eutelsat

SES seems currently to be better placed as an investment opportunity than rival satellite operator Eutelsat, according to analysts at Berenberg – a reversal of the bank’s view of the two companies in past years. In Berenberg’s view, SES makes a more compelling investment as it executes the launch of nine medium Earth orbit and […]

SES veteran John-Paul Hemingway appointed chief strategy and product officer

Satellite operator SES has announced the appointment of John-Paul Hemingway as its new chief strategy and product officer. The CSPO will be charged with delivering on SES’s corporate vision, including its target applications, strategic partnerships, portfolio of solutions, and the space and network assets required to deliver them. Hemingway has served at SES since 2016, […]

SES launches on-demand X-band Service Platform

SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of satellite operator SES, has announced the launch of a new managed service platform in partnership with Network Innovations and GovSat. tactiXs is a mission-specific managed service that allows customers to buy a volume-based Mbps service, as opposed to MHz bandwidth agreements. It leverages the GovSat-1 satellite operated by GovSat, […]

RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4 tap M7 for satellite capacity

Canal+-owned, Luxembourg-based pay TV outfit M7 Group has struck new HD satellite capacity agreements for its 1° West platform with RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4/Viasat World. The agreement with RTL Hungary facilitates the satellite distribution of RTL+ in HD quality. Content on the channel includes live matches and highlights of the UEFA Europa League and […]

SES orders pair of Ku-band satellites for key European services

SES has ordered two geostationary (GEO) Ku-band satellites for its prime orbital slot at 19.2 degrees East. The new satellites will maintain the services the company provides to the European video market and “capture new opportunities in the region,” SES said.  The satellites – ASTRA 1P and ASTRA 1Q – will be built by Thales […]

HSE renews SES carriage deal

Live commerce broadcaster HSE has announced a multi-year partnership with satellite operator SES. The deal will see the broadcaster secure additional capacity for its three TV channels including HSE SD, HSE HD and HSE Trend on SES’s satellites in its prime TV neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East. HSE’s channels reach up to 118 million […]