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Eutelsat Partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-Band Spectrum Proposal LUXEMBOURG & PARIS -Thursday 12 July 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading global satellite operators Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) and Eutelsat (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today that they are aligned on a market-based proposal for the future use of the lower C-band spectrum in the U.S. Eutelsat has agreed to join the...

U.S. FCC Expands Market Access for SES O3b MEO Constellation -Friday 8 June 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES announced today that it has been granted, by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), authorization to serve the U.S. market using a significantly expanded O3b fleet in the Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). The FCC grant opens significant additional frequencies to SES...

U.S. DoD Contracts MEO Services via Blanket Purchase Agreement with SES Government Solutions -Monday 4 June 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, has signed a single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services. The total amount of all...

SES-12 Roars into Space On-Board SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket -Monday 4 June 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that SES-12 was successfully launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States, at 00:45 local time. SES-12, which is uniquely designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will...

SES Accelerates Latin America’s Path to Ultra HD -Wednesday 11 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Following major space and ground infrastructure investments and the expansion of its Latin America video neighbourhood, SES today announced the launch of its Ultra HD platform into the region to accelerate commercial 4K rollouts among leading cable, IPTV, and DTH providers...

U.S. DoD Contracts Full O3b MEO Beam and Services from SES Government Solutions -Monday 9 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, has been awarded a USD 24.8 million multi-year contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Under the new agreement, SES GS will provide the United States Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM) with high...

SES Appoints John-Paul Hemingway as CEO of SES Networks -Friday 6 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES announced today that John-Paul Hemingway has been appointed as CEO of SES Networks with effect from 5 April 2018, succeeding Steve Collar who officially takes on his new position as President & CEO of SES. In his new function, Hemingway will join the Executive Committee...

SES Shareholders Approve All Resolutions at Annual General Meeting -Thursday 5 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. The shareholders approved all proposed resolutions, notably the company's 2017 accounts and the proposed dividend of EUR 0.80 per A-share, which will...

Viewers in the Caribbean Gain Access to New, High-Quality TV Offer with Kiwisat and SES Video -Thursday 5 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Satellite TV provider Kiwisat is launching a new DTH offering in the Caribbean to deliver top-quality but accessible TV entertainment to consumers on the islands using SES’s satellite SES-10. Under the long-term agreement announced by SES, Kiwisat is leasing capacity on...

SES Reaches 351 Million TV Homes Worldwide -Wednesday 4 April 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The number of video households served by SES has continued to increase, reaching 351 million TV homes in 2017 according to SES’s annual market research, Satellite Monitor. This substantial technical reach compared with 325 million households in 2016 means that SES is now...

SES Successfully Prices €500 Million 8-Year Euro Bond -Friday 16 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. announced today the successful launch and pricing of a bond offering in which it has agreed to sell senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2026 for a total amount of EUR 500 million. The notes will bear a Coupon of 1.625% per annum and were priced at 99.34% of their...

mu Space, SES Networks and Hughes to Provide Broadband Access to Rural Thailand -Monday 12 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rural communities of Thailand will soon be able to enjoy reliable satellite-based broadband services delivered by mu Space Corp using SES Networks’ satellite capacity and the JUPITER™ System from Hughes Networks Systems (Hughes), announced SES today. mu Space is a Thai...

SES: Successful Launch of Four O3b Satellites Expands Fibre-like Connectivity -Saturday 10 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that its four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites were successfully launched into space by Arianespace onboard a Soyuz rocket, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 14:10 local time. The new Ka-band satellites will join...

SES Networks Announces Partnerships for Groundbreaking O3b mPOWER Customer Edge Terminals -Thursday 8 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES today introduced ALCAN, Isotropic Systems and Viasat as new technology partners for O3b mPOWER, SES Networks’ groundbreaking satellite-based communications system. The three companies have been contracted by SES to develop smart, high-throughput terminal solutions, a...

SES Optimizes Events and News Broadcasting with New Product “OU Flex” -Wednesday 7 March 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- As video customers increasingly need to handle multiple video formats for distribution on multiple platforms and access reliable communication between locations while covering live events, SES today unveils a new product, “OU Flex”, which is designed to enhance Occasional...

ETECSA Enhances Connectivity to the Rest of the World with SES Networks -Wednesday 21 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cubans and visitors to Cuba will have additional access to reliable and uninterrupted connectivity throughout the main island of Cuba as ETECSA, Cuba’s national telecommunications operator, signed a deal with SES Networks for satellite services, SES announced today. SES...

TVGE International Extends Global Reach with Satellite and Online Distribution via SES and MX1 -Tuesday 20 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- TVGE International, Equatorial Guinea’s governmental channel, is partnering with SES and MX1 to deliver its content worldwide on both linear and non-linear platforms. TVGE International is a free-to-air, Spanish-speaking channel that offers local news, entertainment and...

Customers of Palau Telecoms to Enjoy ‘Always On’ Connectivity with SES Networks -Monday 19 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Customers of Palau’s local internet services provider Palau Telecoms will continue to enjoy enhanced and reliable fibre-like connectivity delivered by SES Networks. SES announced today that in the latest contract signed, Palau Telecoms, which has been enjoying SES’s...

NBC Olympics Selects SES Satellite Distribution for its 4K HDR Production of 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang -Tuesday 13 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected SES to provide 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) satellite distribution for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 - February 25. The announcement...

SES Announces Appointment of Steve Collar as New President & CEO and Andrew Browne as New CFO -Monday 12 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) --The Board of Directors of SES announces today its decision to appoint a new President & CEO and a new CFO of SES with effect from 5 April 2018. Steve Collar, who is currently CEO of SES Networks, has been appointed as the next President & CEO of SES, becoming CEO Designate...