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SES offers Stockley Park for remote sports production

Satellite operator SES has created a new facility at its Stockley Park premises, in Hayes, West London. SES says that as remote production for sports ramps up around the globe, SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility in Greater London. “Apart from handling downlink, decoding, processing and recording, SES’s […]

September 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES Q2: Networks up 7.1%

Satellite operator SES has included the anticipated receipt of $3.97 billion into its forecast accounts and coming its way as a result of the FCC’s C-band restructuring order.  The first batch of cash will come into the company from “mid-2021”. SES confirmed it is buying four more O3b/mPower satellites, which will result in a 90 […]

August 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES launches FTA channel to combat Covid-19

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be able to access a free-to-air TV channel via SES satellites dedicated to delivering informative content about Covid-19. The channel, titled Fight COVID-19, broadcasts content that is aimed at providing underserved and rural communities with critical information about how to limit the spread of the virus. […]

July 14, 2020

SES wins major BBC Studios contract

BBC Studios has awarded a major multi-year playout, management and distribution contract to SES to cover more than 50 linear channels and their associated VoD services. The contract, which will serve BBC Studio and the UKTV platform, will be handled by SES’s European global delivery services with technical playout infrastructure provided from SES’s new Stockley […]

July 8, 2020

End of an era for SES

The announcement that Ferdinand Kayser (CEO, SES Video division) and John Purvis (Head of Legal/General Counsel) are stepping down from their senior roles also brings to an end another ‘Luxembourg connection’ for SES.  Chairman of the Board Romain Bausch is a Luxembourger, of course, as are some of the other Board members. But Kayser’s departure […]

June 19, 2020