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Dish Mexico signs multiyear agreements with SES

SES has extended its relationship with Dish Mexico, which uses the SES QuetzSat-1 satellite, to now include greater choice and functionality for viewers. The new multi-year agreements with Dish will add more than $85 million to the SES contracted backlog. Dish Mexico said it selected SES’s Online Video Platform (OVP) solution for its ability to […]

November 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES talks SES-17 launch

SES is using Arianespace to launch its latest high-tech satellite on October 22nd. In anticipation of the launch, SES held a round table meeting with some of the key players in the preparation and build of the satellite. Herve Derrey, EVP Space at Thales Group, told delegates that the SES satellite was one of what […]

October 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES CEO: ‘Consolidation more likely than ever’

Steve Collar, CEO at SES, speaking at the Satellite Innovation conference in Mountain View, California, told delegates that consolidation in the industry was more likely than ever. But that the structure of the industry could hinder any such deals. He stressed that the industry was in a really good place, adding that innovation was greater […]

October 7, 2021

Mega-constellations: Merger discussions underway?

SES CEO Steve Collar, SES’s CEO in an interview on the topic of satellite industry merger activity, admitted that he was sure that “everyone’s talking to everyone”. Collar added, in the interview carried by Bloomberg, that because Space is “essentially a fixed-cost industry, so the scale that’s generated from consolidation can be important financially. And […]

August 23, 2021

SES unveils O3b mPower satellites; Microsoft deal

SES and Boeing showcased the O3b ‘second generation’ of mPower satellites in a virtual unveiling event direct from El Segundo, California on August 17th. Boeing is building 11 of the O3b mPower craft. They will operate at 8000 kms over the Earth. SES CEO Steve Collar told journalists that the first three O3b mPower satellites […]

August 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

Crunch time approaches for SES vs Intelsat

SES and Intelsat have listed their respective witnesses for the upcoming trial between the two litigants over the SES claim for a larger share of the FCC’s incentive payments in regard to their alleged C-band agreement. The action is expected to commence on September 20th. The two parties were obliged to issue their list of […]

August 18, 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

SES: ‘UHD expansion and more C-band opportunities’

During its results call with analysts, SES explained that its “unparalleled reach” continued to expand. Back in 2016, it reached some 325 million homes (more than a billion people) and was delivering about 7,741 channels. By Q3/2020 its channel count had expanded to 8,157, the Number 1 supplier of channels in the industry. Drilling down […]

February 26, 2021

SES vs Intelsat C-band claim gets specific

Intelsat’s bankruptcy court on December 3rd said the dispute between SES Americom and Intelsat would go to trial next June. The news coincides with a 126-page filing to Intelsat’s court from SES which pulls no punches in its claims. At the heart of the legal dispute between SES and Intelsat is an argument over Intelsat’s […]

December 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES scraps plans to split

SES has unveiled its Q3 and nine-month numbers, and also announced that it has cancelled plans to divide the company into two: a Video-based business (responsible for 59 per cent of group revenue) and a Networks company. Group revenues for the nine months were €1.41 billion and down 2.9 per cent on 2019’s €1.45 billion. […]

November 5, 2020By Chris Forrester