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SES: €980m orders on mPOWER

SES CEO Steve Collar, speaking following the successful launch on December 16th of two O3b/mPOWER satellites, says that its all-important backlog of orders for capacity on the mPOWER fleet has grown to €980 million, up from the €950 million confirmed earlier this year. The backlog covers the mPOWER fleet and usage on board its geostationary […]

December 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

ULA puts SES satellites into orbit

United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched two SES satellites into their geosynchronous transfer orbits on October 4th from their Cape Canaveral launch site. ULA used a massive Atlas-V Centaur rocket to carry its two craft. SES-20 and SES-21 are both Boeing-built all-electric craft and will be used to supply C-band television transmissions to cable and […]

October 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES: Further delays to mPOWER fleet

The important addition to the SES fleet of satellites by its new mPOWER medium Earth orbiting craft has again been delayed. The news, perhaps linked with the reports that SES was in discussions with arch-rival Intelsat over a possible link-up, didn’t help the SES share price, which crashed 9.2 per cent in early trading on […]

August 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

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