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 […]

SES to launch HD+ IP streaming service in Germany

Luxembourgish satellite and terrestrial telecommunications network provider SES is launching a new streaming service for the German market. HD+ IP provides subscribers with access to 50 HD channels and libraries directly over the internet without the need for satellite, cable or DVB-T2 TV connections. HD+ IP comes with popular features like an interactive TV guide […]

Dish Mexico turns to SES for DTH and OTT channel integration

Dish Mexico has announced a partnership with SES to leverage the satellite operator’s direct-to-home (DTH) and over-the-top (OTT) offerings. The pay TV operator said that it has selected SES’s Online Video Platform (OVP) solution due to its ability to integrate linear channels, third-party and on-demand content from multiple sources.  SES said that the new multi-year […]

Strong quarter for SES

SES has reported stronger-than-expected results for Q3 during a challenging period for the Satellite operator industry. The company’s core video business, which represents around 60% of its revenues, experienced a 4.6% revenue drop as customers like Sky, Canal+ and the BBC continue to invest in their OTT businesses.  SES’s Network business fell by 1.3%, with […]

SAWA joins with SES to target hospitality market in MENA

SAWA Rights Management (SAWA), the service provider to the MENA pay TV industry has struck a multi-year agreement with satellite operator SES to deliver TV channels to commercial properties in the hospitality sector across the MENA region. SAWA will use MonacoSAT, a satellite located at 52° East, to distribute the first 14 channels that are […]

Sirius TV launches DTH bouquet

Malaysian DTH operator Sirius TV has signed a deal with SES to deliver a new bouquet of satellite TV channels across the country.  The Sirius Basic package launches with 13 channels, with five in HD. The bundle is available for RM299 (€61.66) per year, including installation and the first year for free. Sirius said the […]

Reversal of fortune: Berenberg on SES and Eutelsat

In a notable reversal of their analysis of the two companies’ prospects earlier this year, analysts at Berenberg have published a ‘buy’ recommendation for satellite operator SES and downgraded rival Eutelsat to ‘hold’. The upgrading of SES to ‘buy’ is largely based on the fact that the Luxembourg-based operator is due to receive post-tax proceeds […]