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Satellite Industry Forum makes successful return

The Asia Video Industry Association was finally able to host its annual Satellite Industry Forum in-person in Singapore on May 31st 2022 after a two-year hiatus, bringing together over 120 delegates from around the world and some of the satellite industry’s most foremost leaders.Opening the Forum this year was keynote speaker, Steve Collar, Chief Executive […]

June 3, 2022

SES share price steady rise

May 25th saw SES’s share price rise another 1.69 per cent. This translates at just a €0.15 rise which is hardly spectacular, but added on to the 28 per cent rise over the past six months and that momentum translates into almost a full €2 rise. Indeed, a 12-month examination puts the SES stock on […]

May 27, 2022

SES: “Solid start to 2022”

SES has reported its Q1 financials on with CEO Steve Collar saying that the company had made a “solid start” to 2022. Its Q1 Video division revenues, however, declined 6.4 per cent to €251 million, despite important client renewals being secured. Excluding US wholesale, Video was 4.1 per cent lower than Q1 2021 as ‘right-sizing’ […]

May 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sky renews capacity agreement with SES

Sky UK has extended its multi-year pay-TV capacity and transmission agreement with SES. The renewal secures an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million, building on the €90 million capacity agreement signed between the two companies in 2021, with contract durations up to end 2028. With this renewal, Sky UK will continue to leverage the […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES bosses do well out of C-band deal

CEO Steve Collar and seven other senior executives at SES have been awarded attractive bonuses as a result of securing the first $1 billion in FCC incentive payments for clearing C-band frequencies over the US. The news emerged in the SES Annual Report which was adopted and approved by the SES Annual general Meeting on […]

April 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES buys new satellite from Thales

SES is buying what will be SES-26, a new ultra-sophisticated software-defined satellites from Thales-Alenia Space. The craft will replace NSS-12 at 57 degrees East and serve what SES describes as “hundreds of millions” across three continents. SES-26 will maintain and expand the range of content delivery and connectivity services to broadcasters, media companies, telco operators, […]

March 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES to accelerate US C-band availability

SES used the opening day of the Satellite 2022 show to announce that it has signed a contract with Verizon in the US to expand the giant cellular operator’s access to converted C-band frequencies for 5G use ahead of the FCC’s deadline. The deal means an extra $170 million (€153.7m) in revenues although there are […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES CEO: “We’re good on 50/50”

Steve Collar, CEO of SES, told the SES vs Intelsat trial currently taking place that he trusted and liked Intelsat’s CEO Steve Spengler. “He was a good guy. I liked him, and I trusted his assurance that [the 50/50 revenue agreement] between SES and Intelsat was solid,” said Collar. He told the court that it […]

February 9, 2022

SES promotes Hemingway to CSPO

John-Paul Hemingway, currently heading up SES’s Networks division, is being promoted to Chief Strategy & Product Officer (CSPO). Hemingway is being tasked to build and deliver the services and solutions that create the most value for SES customers and partners, as well as their end-users. “The newly-created function brings together the Corporate Strategy, Product, Commercial […]

January 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Satellite CEOs: “2021 better than expected”

This past year has been full of continued Covid problems and a near-absence of lucrative cruise ship passengers and crews as well as much-curtailed airline traffic which combined to severely limit revenues for In Flight business communications and cruise holiday-makers (and their families). However, the consensus from satellite industry executives is that while this past […]

December 21, 2021