Advanced Television


SES launches SES Open Orbits IFC network

SES  has reached agreements-in-principle with several regional satellite network operators to launch the SES Open Orbits Inflight Connectivity (IFC) Network to enable seamless connectivity services to airlines around the world. This fully interoperable Ka-band platform will combine the geostationary earth orbit (GEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite networks of SES; NEO Space Group (NSG), […]

May 29, 2024

Neo Space Group partners with SES

Neo Space Group (NSG), a Public Investment Fund (PIF) global space services company, has joined forces with a global satellite communications operator SES, to bring the SES Open Orbits Inflight Connectivity network to the international airlines market. SES Open Orbits is an advanced open architecture Ka-band network that allows satellite assets from multiple operators and […]

May 29, 2024

SES, Starlink win Resorts World cruise liners

A combination of SES and its mPOWER mid-Earth orbiting (MEO) satellites and Starlink’s fleet of low-Earth (LEO) orbiting fleet have been awarded the contract for on-board connectivity by Resorts World Cruises. The Asia-based cruise line is installing the SES and Starlink equipment on the fleet’s flagship Genting Dream vessel. There are similar future plans for […]

May 28, 2024By Chris Forrester

SES’s Ethiosat delivers to 95% of TV homes in Ethiopia

SES has announced that its Ethiosat platform at the 57 degrees East orbital position now delivers content to 17 million TV households in Ethiopia, an increase of 7 million compared to 2022, with its reach penetration growing to 95 per cent. The Ethiopian TV market has undergone a continuous rapid expansion as the number of […]

May 16, 2024

QVC extends SES carriage deals

Home shoppers across the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland will continue to receive an immersive, in-home shopping experience as QVC Germany and QVC UK have extended their partnerships with SES in multi-year agreements. For QVC Germany, the extension secures capacity on SES’s prime neighbourhood at the 19.2 degrees East for QVC […]

May 10, 2024

SES vs Intelsat litigation: “held in abeyance”

The long-running litigation between SES and Intelsat over the FCC’s C-band compensation payments, and running since May 2020, is being held in abeyance with the agreement of both parties and Intelsat’s bankruptcy court. A joint motion presented to the court on May 6th said that if the now agreed sale of Intelsat to SES is […]

May 9, 2024

SES’s O3b mPOWER System launches with Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a specialist in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that its SkyEdge IV platform is enabling SES’s O3b mPower System to deliver high-performance connectivity services. SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s next-generation multi-service platform. It is the industry’s first VSAT platform enabling multi-orbit operations supporting service deployment utilising MEO and GEO Very […]

May 7, 2024

Full details of SES, Intelsat deal

SES’s senior management briefed analysts after their April 30th announcement that SES would buy Intelsat in a $3.1 billion (€2.8bn) cash purchase. The deal is transformational, not just for SES and Intelsat themselves but for the industry as a whole. However, despite some very appealing statistics and forecasts, shareholders were extremely unhappy. Its share price […]

May 1, 2024

SES to acquire Intelsat; solid Q1

In a surprise announcement, SES has announced it is buying rival Intelsat with a cash payment of $3.1 billion (€2.9bn). In a press statement, SES said: “The combination will create a stronger multi-orbit operator with greater coverage, improved resiliency, expanded suite of solutions, enhanced resources to profitably invest in innovation, and benefit from the collective […]

April 30, 2024By Chris Forrester

SES’s O3b mPOWER now operational

SES has announced that O3b mPOWER, its second-generation software-enabled satellite system, is now operational and can provide high-performance connectivity services around the globe. With the first six O3b mPOWER satellites operating at medium Earth orbit (MEO) or 8,000km away from the Earth and with extensive ground infrastructure built around the world, SES will be introducing […]

April 24, 2024