Advanced Television


SES reach rises to 366m homes

Satellite operator SES, in its latest Satellite Monitor global reach survey, says it is now delivers almost 8,400 TV channels – including 3,130 in HD or UHD – to a total of 366 million TV homes worldwide, an increase of five million homes over the previous year. SES says it continues to outperform the industry […]

April 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES extends contract with QVC

Home shopping channels from QVC have signed a multi-year contract renewal with satellite operator SES for viewers in the UK and Ireland. The companies have announced a five-year contract renewal to broadcast the company’s QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Extra and QVC Style channels over SES’s 28.2 / 28.5 degrees East satellites. As part of the […]

April 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arabsat wins upgrade of CGTN to HD

China Global TV Network’s Arabic-language service on Arabsat is upgrading to an HD service. Organised and carried in collaboration with Globecast the new CGTN-Arabic HD channel is being carried by Arabsat’s Badr-6 satellite and its coverage extends throughout the MENA region. “This recent upgrade to HD also contributes to the greater enjoyment of the channel’s […]

January 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spain: No standard definition channels by 2023

Standard definition TV transmissions are set to cease in Spain by January 1st 2023. HD migration must be completed by this date if they wish to keep remain on the air, according to the legal obligation announced on BOE (Boletín Oficial del Estado), the Government’s official bulletin. “All TV channels, whatever their coverage scope, must […]

January 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

SES adds HD+ IP for Germany

SES has announced it will launch HD+ IP, a new streaming service in Germany that will provide subscribers with access to 50 HD channels and a library of VoD content without the need for a satellite, cable or DVB-T2 TV connection. Launching in December, the new HD+ IP streaming service will expand SES’s addressable market […]

November 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Germany: SES launching HD+ ToGo app

Subscribers to SES’s German HD media platform will soon be able to access channels on their mobile devices with the launch of a new streaming app, HD+ ToGo. As an extension of SES’s satellite television HD+ service, the new mobile service will give users full streaming access to over 50 HD channels in the palm […]

August 31, 2021

SES shares up 9% on results optimism

SES saw an impressive jump in its share price on August 4th, up 8.96 per cent to €7.07 per share (and at one point hitting €7.13) helped by favourable analyst comments and a general air of optimism backed by solid results. Steve Collar told analysts that the decline in Video division revenues was easing (“flattening […]

August 5, 2021

YouTube ‘redefining’ video experience

YouTube has shared details of its efforts to open what it describes as “a new chapter for video” with enhancements including easier navigation and 4K viewing options. In a blog post, Investing to empower the YouTube experience for the next generation of video, Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer, YouTube, notes that with video becoming an […]

February 18, 2021By Colin Mann

SES launches HD+ for Ghana

SES is tapping into local enthusiasm for multi-channel TV in Ghana by adding HD+ technology to its regular transmissions. HD+, a subsidiary of SES, offers a significantly improved HD signal (1600 x 900 pixels) and is proving to be a tangible success in Germany. Subscribers in Ghana will need a new decoder box capable of […]

December 16, 2020By Chris Forrester

Germany: Vestel integrates HD+ into UHD TVs

Multi-brand TV manufacturer, Vestel, is set to offer direct access to HD+ on a wide selection of UHD TVs for the German market. From September, selected UHD TVs with built-in HD+ will be available under popular brand names, such as Toshiba, Telefunken, JVC, and Hitachi. Vestel is the third major manufacturer to deliver its UHD […]

July 24, 2020