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SES Selects Arianespace for Launch of SES-17 PARIS -Thursday 5 October 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES has selected Arianespace to launch its high-power, high-throughput satellite SES-17 on an Ariane 5 in 2021 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This was announced by SES and Arianespace in Paris today. SES-17 is a powerful satellite delivering high-speed...

Wilfried Urner Appointed CEO of MX1 -Tuesday 3 October 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that Wilfried Urner has been appointed, with immediate effect, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MX1, the SES wholly-owned global media services company. Leading SES Platform Services for many years, Urner has been instrumental in building a...

SES Video Concludes Comprehensive Agreement with Sky Deutschland -Friday 29 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- German pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland subscribers will continue to enjoy an immersive TV viewing experience via SES satellites following a multi-year capacity extension deal. Under the agreement announced by SES, Sky Deutschland has renewed seven transponders at the prime...

SES Networks Powers Carnival Corporation’s MedallionNet™ Connectivity Experience -Friday 29 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced MedallionNet™, a game-changing connectivity service enabled by SES Networks. MedallionNet will provide guests with easy-to-access Wi-Fi that features exceptional speeds and bandwidth,...

SES: emergency.lu Re-establishes Critical Connectivity in the Caribbean Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria -Tuesday 26 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The emergency.lu Rapid Response Kit has been deployed by the Government of Luxembourg to provide vital satellite-enabled connectivity to the coordination center in Dominica, following the devastation brought by the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, announced SES and its partners...

EchoStar 105/SES-11 Shipped from Toulouse to the Cape for SpaceX Launch -Wednesday 20 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The...

Turkish Channel NATURAL TV Reaches West-African Audience with SES Video -Monday 18 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NATURAL TV, a Turkish channel featuring health, agriculture, music and cultural content, is extending its reach to the West-African audience thanks to SES Video’s broadcasting services. Under the new agreement announced by SES, NATURAL TV will use capacity on SES’s...

Republic of Uzbekistan Lays Groundwork for Move to Digital Television with SES Video -Friday 15 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- State Unitary Enterprise “Centre of Radio Communication, Broadcasting and Television” (SUE CRRT) of the Republic of Uzbekistan will rely on SES Video for the upcoming launch of its first DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) multiplex, using NSS-12 at 57 degrees East to...

Globecast Expands Cable Content Distribution in the US with SES Video at Centre of the Arc -Thursday 14 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Globecast, a leading global solutions provider for media, has doubled its SES satellite capacity at the heart of North America’s leading cable neighbourhood to expand content distribution services to dozens of US cable networks. As part of the new agreement announced by...

SES GS to Showcase GEO & MEO Solutions at Modern Day Marine Expo -Thursday 14 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Government Solutions (SES GS) today announced that it will demonstrate its Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communication system at the Modern Day Marine Expo at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The solutions can connect defense missions in...

SES Video Showcases Virtual Reality and Latest Ultra HD Features at IBC -Thursday 14 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES Video will be showcasing cutting-edge technology developments at its booth 1.B51 at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam from 15 to 19 September. A demonstration in collaboration with Fraunhofer HHI will offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Luxembourg City, thanks...

Transforming Video Services: Differentiated Solutions are Empowering Strong Video Systems -Thursday 14 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES continues to be at the forefront of video distribution, having created a business dedicated to the needs of its Video customers, SES Video. The company delivers a full suite of services providing end-to-end solutions for every video platform irrespective of the transmission...

TV5MONDE Expands its Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa with SES Video -Thursday 14 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- TV5MONDE, one of the world's leading television networks, has recently signed a long-term distribution contract with SES to broadcast three major free-to-air channels to the French-speaking and Francophile public in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of the agreement, TV5MONDE...

SES Backs Seraphim Space Fund Launch -Thursday 14 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that it is investing in the Seraphim Space Fund in order to support innovation in the satellite industry and to encourage Research and Development (R&D) efforts across the markets served by satellite. The world-leading satellite operator will also...

Viasat Ukraine Subscribers to Get Best-in-Class TV Reception in Ukraine -Wednesday 13 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Viasat Ukraine (Vision TV LLC), the largest DTH operator in Ukraine, will be providing top-quality TV reception to its subscribers using SES Video’s reliable services on ASTRA 4A. Under the multi-year agreement with SES, Vision TV will be broadcasting approximately 40...

SKY News International Continues Pan-European Distribution with SES Video -Tuesday 12 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- European viewers will be able to continue to follow the news on SKY News International at the prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East following an extension agreement announced by SES. Under the agreement, SKY News International will utilise SES’s capacity on ASTRA...

SES Selects Arianespace and Soyuz for its Fifth MEO Launch -Tuesday 12 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES has selected Arianespace for its fifth launch of four O3b satellites joining its O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) fleet. The mission on a Soyuz rocket will be conducted from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, in 2019. The 12 satellites of the existing O3b fleet...

SES: Unleashing the Potential of an Empowered World -Monday 11 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES Networks, the dedicated SES business providing global managed data services, opens a world of opportunities with the approach outlined in the new SES White Paper “Transcending Connectivity.” The SES Networks business model described in the White Paper, combined with...

SES Opens New Era in Global Connectivity with O3b mPOWER -Monday 11 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES announced today the beginning of a new era in global cloud-scale connectivity and high power data services with the launch of O3b mPOWER, a revolutionary and powerful networks system that will deliver efficient high-performance network communications to users all around the...

More Cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Get Satellite-Enabled High-Speed Connectivity with SES Networks... -Friday 8 September 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Networks’ longtime customer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gilat Telecom, has expanded the satellite capacity under contract with SES Networks in the country, now topping more than 3.0 Gbps. Gilat has been providing Kinshasa, the capital and largest...