Occasional use

Communications links are a vital part of any broadcast network, from news and events gathering to distributing the final content. With more global events covered in HD and in UHD, our high-performance satellites give you the extra capacity you need quickly and easily.

We provide you with a mix of terrestrial and satellite technology for reliable transmission links. Our global satellite network provides occasional use and full-time links wherever and whenever they are needed, no matter how remote.

Book time on our global satellite network through a simple electronic system that offers segments from 15 minutes to many months.

You can rely on SES to:

  • Deliver always-available capacity
  • Be fast and responsive
  • Allow booking of capacity up to 90 days in advance
  • Provide scalable bandwidth to match your needs
  • Find the right solution to support your specific needs

Please contact us regarding coverage for these events:


 Date(s)  Event
 8 Nov  USA Elections  USA


2016-2017 Sports Seasons

Date(s) Event  Location
Season NBA [National Basketball League] USA
Season MLB [National Baseball League] USA
Season NHL [National Hockey League] USA
Season NFL [National Football League] USA
Season National Football Leagues
[College, World Series]
Season NASCAR 
[National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing]
Season European Soccer Europe
2 - 14 Jan Dakar rally Argentina, Bolivia & Paraguay
14 Jan - 5 Feb

African Cup of Nations [Soccer]

16 - 29 Jan Australian Tennis Open Melbourne, Australia
17 - 20 Jan World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland
20 Jan US Presidential Inauguration Washington DC, USA
26 - 29 Jan Winter X Games 21 Aspen, Colorado, USA
February German federal president elections Germany
5 Feb Super Bowl [Football] Houston, Texas, USA
6 - 19 Feb World Alpine Ski Championships St. Moritz, Switzerland
6 Feb - 19 Mar Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France, Italy
March World Baseball Classic tbd
12 Mar -  3 Apr March madness [Basketball] USA
26 Mar Germany regional elections Saarland Germany
3 - 9 Apr Masters Golf Augusta, USA
6 Apr G7 Summit Japan
14 - 15 Apr South Africa Two Oceans Marathon South Africa
17 Apr Boston Marathon Boston, USA
23 Apr French presidential elections France
5 - 21 May IIHF World Championship [Ice Hokey] France, Germany
6 May Kentucky Derby [Horse Racing] Louisville, Kentucky, USA
7 May Wings for life [Marathon] Worldwide
7 May Germany regional elections Schleswig-Holstein Germany
14 May Germany regional elections Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
26 - 27 May G7 Summit Sicily, Italy
28 May - 11 Jun French Tennis Open Paris, France
June Summer X Games Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
15 - 18 Jun US Open Golf Erin Hills, Wisconsin
17 Jun - 2 Jul FIFA Confederations Cup [Soccer] Russia
26 Jun - 23 Jul ODI World Cup for Women [Cricket] England
2 - 24 Jul Tour de France [Cycling] France, Germany
3 - 16 Jul Wimbledon [Tennis] London, UK
7 - 8 Jul G20 Summit Hamburg, Germany
20 - 23 Jul British Open Golf Southport, Merseyside, England
20 - 30 Jul World Youth Day in Wroclaw/Poland Wroclaw, Poland
7 - 13 Aug US PGA Golf Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Between Aug - Oct (tbc) German parliamentary elections Germany
September Invictus Games [Multi-sport] Toronto, Canada
28 Aug - Sep US Tennis Open New York, USA
28 Sep - 1 Oct Presidents Cup Golf New Jersey, USA
October World Series [Baseball] USA
5 Nov New York Marathon New York, USA

2018 Major sports events

   Commonwealth Games [MultiSport]  
   World Cup [Soccer]  
   Winter Olympics  


Occasional Use Services:
On-the-spot communications from minutes to months through our global fleet.

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