SES WORLD SKIES commissions SES-8 to support booming Asian DTH operations

SES-8 will be co-located with NSS-6 at 95 degrees East – the cornerstone orbital slot for the SES strategy in Asia. The new satellite will bring vital expansion capacity to the thriving Asian video neighborhood which boasts India’s largest DTH operator, Dish TV with over 10 million subscribers. India is the fastest growing DTH market in the world with an estimated 30 million subscribers and is projected to overtake the US as the largest DTH market.

The 95 degrees East orbital location is also home to major CATV and DTH operations for the Thai market supporting 4.5 Million viewers. In addition, 95 degrees East supports key customers in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Korea.

SES-8 Quick Facts:

Coverage: South Asia and Indo-China

Expected Orbital Location: 95ᵒ East

Mission: SES-8 will support existing direct-to-home customers with back-up and growth capacity

Spacecraft type: Orbital STAR 2.4

Payload: 33 high power Ku-band transponders (36MHz-equivalent)


Read more about the newest addition to the SES launch program in the press release!