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WDR expands HD capacity with SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East LUXEMBOURG -Friday 26 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The leading German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), regional member of the ARD broadcasting group operating in North Rhine-Westphalia, has expanded its partnership with SES to secure an additional transponder for High Definition (HD) programming on ASTRA 19.2...

SES Extends Long-Term Partnership With Sky -Thursday 25 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sky UK has extended its contract with SES for satellite capacity in a new agreement that will add over EUR 90 million in secured backlog. This renewal is in addition to capacity already under contract that extends through 2027. By the end of the renewed contract, Sky UK will...

AEB and EBC Channels Now Exclusively Broadcast via Ethiosat at 57 degrees East -Wednesday 24 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced today that the Ethiosat platform is now broadcasting all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) exclusively, including many of Ethiopia’s...

SES Networks to Power Ultimate Guest Connectivity Experience on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady -Wednesday 24 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Networks has announced today that it is working with Virgin Voyages to provide its fleet with the industry’s leading high-speed, low-latency connectivity. The ultra-modern Wi-Fi service will be free for every sailor. That’s pretty fly for Wi-Fi! Virgin Voyages’...

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Extends Multi-year Contract with SES on ASTRA 19.2 Degrees East -Wednesday 24 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of Japan’s sole public broadcaster NHK and official distributor of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, has renewed its multi-year contract with SES for satellite capacity. The agreement will permit NHK’s free-to-air, English-language...

SES Networks Transforms Cruise Market Again as Leading Cruise Companies Choose O3b mPOWER for Enhanced Connected Guest... -Tuesday 23 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Four of the top five major cruise companies have entered into long-term strategic framework agreements, with the majority extending through 2026 and beyond, for services delivered over SES's next-generation O3b mPOWER communications system, SES announced today. These agreements...

SES Government Solutions Provides High-throughput Loopback Services to U.S. Department of Defense -Monday 22 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, in close partnership with a key U.S. Government customer, designed, developed and is fielding an O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) loopback capability to provide greatly improved mission-critical communications for...

European Public Broadcasters Sign Multi-Year Capacity Contracts on SES’s Prime TV Neighbourhoods -Monday 22 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that it has signed multi-year capacity agreements totaling over EUR 66 million in backlog with multiple public broadcasters in Europe throughout 2020, enabling millions of satellite TV households across Europe to continue watching SD and HD content...

SES Government Solutions to Provide New Portable Maritime Solution -Friday 19 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, today announced the award of a new portable maritime solution task order against the single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)...

SSi Canada Partners with SES Networks to Deliver New Satellite Capacity into Northern Canada -Monday 18 January 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vital new satellite capacity will be delivered to Canada’s north, including all 25 communities of Nunavut, following a partnership signed between SSi Canada, the developer-operator of QINIQ broadband and SSi Mobile services in Nunavut, and SES Networks, the leader in global...

SES Expands O3b mPOWER Technology Ecosystem with Modem Platform Partnerships -Tuesday 3 November 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES today announced Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect as its latest technology partners who will be developing the core infrastructure modem platforms for O3b mPOWER, SES’s ground-breaking non-geostationary-satellite orbit (NGSO) communications system. Gilat and ST...

SES and CANAL+ Strengthen Partnership With Long-Term Extensions across Western Europe, Central Europe and Africa -Thursday 29 October 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES and CANAL+ have signed new long-term strategic agreements for satellite capacity across three geographies, strengthening the companies’ longstanding partnership and underlining the importance of satellite in delivering premium content to more than 10 million...

Isotropic Systems Signs Contract with SES GS to Initiate Multi-Orbit Trials of Next-Gen Multi-beam Antenna Technologies... -Thursday 24 September 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a fully-owned affiliate of SES, and Isotropic Systems, a leading developer of transformational broadband terminal technologies, today announced a two-phased antenna evaluation contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, working in...

CORRECTING and REPLACING SES Becomes Microsoft Azure Orbital Founding Connectivity Partner -Wednesday 23 September 2020  

CORRECTION...by SES (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Second paragraph of release dated September 22, 2020 should read: The first MEO and Earth Observation gateways will be located in the United States; in Phoenix, Arizona and Quincy, Washington respectively. (instead of ... located in Phoenix, Arizona,...

CORRECTING and REPLACING SES Advances Digital Transformation with Cloud-First Strategy, Expanded Agreement -Wednesday 23 September 2020  

CORRECTION...by SES (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Eighth paragraph of release dated September 22, 2020 should read: The two companies will make joint investments in Azure Orbital ground stations for the MEO and Earth Observation segments that SES will deploy and manage based on its industry expertise,...

SES Simplifies Sports Production with Stockley Park Facility in London -Thursday 17 September 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As remote production for sports ramps up around the globe, SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility in Greater London. Apart from handling downlink, decoding, processing and recording, SES’s Stockley Park facility offers...

SES Picks SpaceX to Launch Four Additional O3b mPOWER Satellites -Thursday 20 August 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES announced today that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver the four newly-ordered O3b mPOWER spacecraft of its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Just like the initial seven O3b mPOWER satellites procured, these additional four...

SES Selects United Launch Alliance to Launch Two C-Band Satellites to Accelerate C-Band Clearing -Wednesday 5 August 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, has selected U.S.-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch two C-band satellites. This launch is part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s objectives...

SES Selects SpaceX for Launch of New C-Band Satellites -Wednesday 5 August 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced today that American launch provider SpaceX will provide launch capability for up to 3 of its C-band satellites over two launches as part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan. SpaceX’s Falcon 9...

SES Delivers Video Services for BBC Studios -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...