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SES Delivers Video Services for BBC Studios LUXEMBOURG -Wednesday 8 July 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- BBC Studios (BBCS) and its subsidiary UKTV have selected SES to manage the playout and distribution of over 50 linear channels, and their associated video on demand (VOD) services, SES announced today. SES will provide playout, content processing, distribution, and VOD...

SES Successfully Prices EUR 400 Million 8-Year Euro Bond -Tuesday 23 June 2020  

(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 2028 for a total amount of EUR 400 million. The notes will bear a Coupon of 2.00% per annum and were priced at 99.445% of their...

SES Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes -Friday 19 June 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES today announced that Ferdinand Kayser, who has spent nearly 20 years at SES leading the video business and is presently the CEO of SES Video, has decided to retire at the end of 2020. The next six months will allow for a full and orderly transition of executive activities...

SES Selects Two U.S. Companies to Build Four New Satellites as Part of Accelerated C-Band Clearing Plan -Tuesday 16 June 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announces it has selected two U.S. satellite manufacturers, Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company, to deliver four new satellites as part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal...

SkyNet de Colombia and SES Networks Ramp Up Connectivity Services to Aid Worst-hit COVID-19 Colombian Amazonas... -Tuesday 9 June 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Local residents, businesses, government entities and the San Rafael de Leticia Hospital in the Colombian Amazonas are experiencing efficient, reliable and high-performing Internet connectivity as Colombian services provider SkyNet and SES Networks extended their partnership and...

SES Elects to Accelerate Clearing of C-Band Spectrum in Support of FCC’s 5G Plan for the US -Tuesday 26 May 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, elects today to clear a portion of the C-band spectrum in the United States in accordance with the accelerated timeline detailed in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order published in the Federal Register...

SES Delivers Over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide -Thursday 23 April 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES announced today that the number of global TV households it reaches directly or indirectly via satellite has increased by 12 million to 367 million in 2019. Findings from the company’s annual Satellite Monitor market research validates, once again, SES’s position as the...

Shareholders Approve All AGM Resolutions and SES Board Elects Frank Esser as Chairperson -Thursday 2 April 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, in which all resolutions were approved by shareholders. The meeting was held based on the rules set out in the Grand Ducal Regulation of 20 March 2020 with shareholders participating remotely by...

SES and Telesat Applaud FCC’s Final C-band Report and Order -Thursday 5 March 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES and Telesat, as founding members of the C-Band Alliance, again thank Chairman Ajit Pai and the Commission for their leadership and enormous efforts leading up to release of the final C-band Report and Order. Importantly, in the final order the FCC made necessary changes...

SES Announces Next Phase of Strategic Transformation -Monday 2 March 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES is launching a comprehensive programme to position itself for future growth and deliver maximum value to current and future customers and stakeholders. The programme, called Simplify and Amplify and executed throughout 2020, comprises a series of strategic actions to...

Orange and SES Team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System and Open a New Era for Satellite Connectivity Innovation -Thursday 27 February 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orange, one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa, will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications system, to...

SES Responds to Intelsat’s Ex-parte Submission to the FCC Regarding the C-Band Spectrum Clearing Process -Thursday 20 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. today notes the comments made by Intelsat in its ex-parte submission to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) dated 19 February 2020. SES reaffirms its steadfast support for the Commission’s objectives to ensure global leadership in 5G, and it stands...

SES Names Sandeep Jalan as New Chief Financial Officer -Tuesday 11 February 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, today announced the Board of Directors has appointed Sandeep Jalan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SES. He will assume the position from 6 May 2020. Sandeep has 30 years of experience in financial and operational...

Expanded Partnership with SES to Give Princess Cruises First Access to Ground-Breaking O3b mPOWER Satellite-Based... -Monday 3 February 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Princess Cruises, a leading brand of the Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), has announced a new dimension in its connectivity partnership with SES (PAR/LuxSE: SESG) and will become the first global cruise ship fleet with early access to SES’s...

SES and Luxembourg Government Renew Orbital Concession, Establish New Fund for Space Sector -Friday 29 November 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES and the Luxembourg Government announced today that they have reached an agreement to renew SES’s concession to operate satellites flying under Luxembourg jurisdiction for 20 years, effective from January 2022 when the current concession expires, with an annual fee of EUR...

SES Successfully Prices €500 Million 8-Year Euro Bond -Tuesday 29 October 2019  

(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 2027 for a total amount of EUR 500 million. The notes will bear a Coupon of 0.875% per annum and were priced at 99.762% of...

SES and Thales Reach Record Speed and Enhanced Coverage via Integrated GEO/MEO Network, Raise Bar for Inflight... -Wednesday 23 October 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES and Thales have taken inflight connectivity to a new level, successfully demonstrating uninterrupted access to high-throughput broadband applications for the first time over a platform supporting multi-orbit interoperability, switching seamlessly between SES’s...

SES Selects SpaceX to Launch Groundbreaking O3b mPOWER MEO Communications System -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation into space on board Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. The two companies have disrupted the industry in the past when SES...

SES to Deliver Premium Broadcast-Grade Cloud Service for Media Delivery on Microsoft Azure -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today it is developing a broadcast-grade managed cloud service offering on Microsoft Azure as a result of an expanded collaboration with Microsoft. Benefitting from Azure’s extensive cloud and AI capabilities, and its own expertise in providing managed services...

SES to Deliver Cloud-enabled Solutions -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES today announced plans to deliver new Microsoft Azure-based media services for broadcasters, and connect enterprise and government sites in remote, rural and underserved locations to Azure. These solutions are part of SES’s strategy to transform satellite and ground...