SES Secures € 523 Million Export Credit Funding Facility Guaranteed By Coface
Luxembourg – December 21st, 2009 - Global satellite operator SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that it has secured a EUR 522,889,400 export credit funding facility guaranteed by Coface, France’s export credit agency.
SES Successful Bidder In Protostar 2 Auction
Luxembourg – December 17th, 2009 - Global satellite operator SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that its SES Satellite Leasing business unit in the Isle of Man was selected as the successful bidder in yesterday’s public auction for the Protostar 2 satellite with a USD 185 million, all cash offer. Upon conclusion of the transaction, Protostar 2 will be integrated into the global satellite fleet of SES WORLD SKIES to provide incremental capacity over Asia.
DIGITAL+ Launches Five Additional HD Channels On ASTRA
Luxembourg, 16 December 2009 – SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that the Spanish pay-TV operator Digital+ has launched five additional HD channels on ASTRA. Including these new channels, SES ASTRA now broadcasts more than 100 HD channels via its satellite system. The satellite operator thereby remains the most important HD platform in Europe featuring content from leading broadcasters.
SES ASTRA And Neterra Provide Contribution Services To Broadcasters In Bulgaria And The Balkan Region
Luxembourg, 11 December 2009 – SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Bulgarian telecom operator Neterra to offer contribution services to broadcasters in Bulgaria and the Balkan region. Under the terms of the agreement, Neterra will use capacity on SES ASTRA’s 31.5 degrees East orbital position to provide broadcasters with an optimised solution to deliver their content to cable and terrestrial head-ends in the region. 31.5 degrees East is SES ASTRA’s latest orbital position targeting the Eastern European market. The services will be uplinked from Neterra’s teleport in Sofia, Bulgaria, and include multiplexing, encoding and encryption of the signal. The first broadcaster to use the service is the Bulgarian channel TV 7.
SES ASTRA To Offer ASTRA2CONNECT In The Middle East
The innovative ASTRA2Connect satellite service offers customers in regions without terrestrial broadband networks an easy solution to access high-speed internet. At the same time, they can benefit from highly reliable, always-on and interactive broadband connections for flat service fees. The customer premises equipment – a modem and a satellite dish – is low cost and easy to install. The equipment is based on Newtec’s successful Sat3Play® technology. ASTRA2Connect was first marketed in early 2007 and now already serves 50,000 end users throughout Europe. Based on this success, the ASTRA2Connect technology was further developed, and now also provides satellite-based internet connections for the industrial and maritime markets. The service is marketed via wholesalers and internet service providers.
ORF Launches Second HD Channel On ASTRA
Luxembourg, 3 December 2009 – SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that the Austrian public broadcaster ORF will start broadcasting its second HD channel on ASTRA. The launch of ORF2 HD on SES ASTRA’s 19.2 degrees East orbital position is scheduled for December 5, and follows the successful roll-out of ORF1 HD in June 2008. ORF will continue to broadcast both ORF1 and ORF2 also in standard definition.
SES Orders Four New Satellites From ASTRIUM
Luxembourg and Paris, 30 November 2009 – Global satellite operator SES S.A.(Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Astrium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EADS (Euronext Paris: EAD), announced today that SES has ordered four multi-mission satellites from Astrium to provide replacement as well as incremental capacity for its SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES divisions.
All Aboard: ASTEL And SES WORLD SKIES Keep Kazakhstan Train Commuters Connected
The Hague, November 26, 2009 – A global enabler of communications on the go, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), today announced Astel has tapped its NSS-6 satellite to deliver the first high-speed mobile broadband and phone services to train passengers traveling the busiest commuter rail in Kazakhstan.
SES ASTRA Enters Into Cooperation With Milano Teleport To Offer Capacity To Italian Broadcasters
Luxembourg, 25 November 2009 – SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Italian broadcast and network service provider Milano Teleport to offer capacity from its 23.5 degrees East orbital position to Italian broadcasters. 23.5 degrees East is SES ASTRA’s increasingly attractive orbital position offering high quality coverage of the Italian market.
SES Invests In O3b Networks
Global satellite operator to invest 75M USD to support development of O3b’s high-speed, satellite internet network for the “other three billion” without broadband access