SES at IBC 2014 – what’s in store this year?

The IBC 2014 conference will take place on the 12th-16th of September, in Amsterdam and for the sixth year in a row, SES state-of-the-art stand will organise the business briefings and showcase its fleet and various products and services for hundreds of industry experts, customers and journalists.

SES will present a wide range of live demos and information sessions, focusing on interesting as well as challenging topics from satellite and broadcasting industry.

Below is a sneak preview of the key trends and topics;

As a leader in the satellite industry SES has always been at the forefront of innovative technology developments from setting the scene for new broadcast opportunities in Africa, the fastest growing TV market in the world, to discussing the milestones for Ultra HD as demand rises for more TV content and high quality images worldwide. The technology will also be demonstrated live at the SES booth using advanced hardware and the HEVC encoding standard at a frame rate of 50 fps and 10bit depth. Likewise SES experts will give a download on the latest on the SAT>IP device universe which is witnessing a steady growth. Moreover this year’s conference will also be an opportunity to find out about SES’ existing fleet and its capabilities plus what is on the horizon going forward.

Furthermore, SES will present compelling service offerings, such as Broadband Services, Platform Services and Global Access Services. Some key points of discussions will be; the trend of outsourcing broadcast technology and how managed TV platform can help broadcasters optimise their business and about Africa’s broadband landscape and how mobile video distribution is gaining momentum in the region.                                               

Mobility services once again remains one of the key topics in focus for SES as well as the industry at large as we see a surge in demand for connectivity on land, sea and air and SES’ growing mobile communications offering in the both developing and emerging markets .