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SES Expands O3b mPOWER Technology Ecosystem with Modem Platform Partnerships LUXEMBOURG -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...

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...