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SPS / RR Media: deal explained

In February, SES announced that its SES Platform Services (SPS) division would be acquiring Tel Aviv-based RR Media for about $242m ($13.29 a share), and the agreement is expected to close during the next few months.

Inside Satellite TV talked to SPS CEO Wilfried Urner on his plans for the future of the unified business.  “The merger of SPS and RR Media is very exciting for us - not just for SPS but for the SE... Read more

ELEVATE programme: empowering local business, developing skills and ensuring superior broadcast quality

Last week, SES and StarTimes, the fastest-growing digital TV operator in Africa, conducted ELEVATE training programme in Nigeria to support StarTimes’ DTH growth in the country.

Born in 2012, ELEVATE is the SES Quality Assurance and Accreditation training programme for satellite dish installers across the African continent. It aims to create an engaged network to facilitat... Read more

Satellite e-health sails to patients on Hospital ships

SES and FRIENDSHIP inaugurate state-of-the-art maritime VSATs for the first time on hospital ships in Bangladesh.

Emirates Friendship Floating Hospital
On the rivers of Bangladesh local people make their homes on remote islands, called Chars, to farm fertile land that is created and then slowly eroded by the water currents. These communities are c... Read more

SES Plus – The Future of Satellite Service Offerings

In an exclusive Q&A, Nicole Robinson, head of the Government vertical for SES, provides insights into the game changing service combination of SES Plus.

Nicole Robinson is no stranger to the benefits of transforming satellite bandwidth into highly applicable services. Her background in serving the US Government is all about customising solutions to... Read more

Preparing SES-9 launch: from shipment to Cape Canaveral to final countdown

On Friday 4 March, SES-9 lifted off the launch pad at 6:35 pm East Coast Time on board SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Here Matt Cooper, General Manager, New Procurement Programs at SES, shares with us a snapshot of the preparation work in advance of lift-off. Three months before the SES-9 launch SES-9 arrived ... Read more

Why satellite broadband will boost the mining industry

Last week, SES participated to Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining conference. There we demonstrated the power of satellite connectivity for mining.

Mining represents Africa’s largest economic export. In 2011, the African continent contributed 6.5% of the world’s mineral exports. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) produced two-th... Read more

A glimpse of what’s to come with SES-9

Hear what our senior representatives in Asia-Pacific have to say about how SES-9 will help our customers seize new growth opportunities across the region.

Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President, Commercial Asia-Pacific and the Middle East SES-9 marks a major milestone in strengthening our prime video neighbourhood at 108.2⁰E, with five direct-to-home ... Read more

Delivering reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity to Africa

The launch of SES Enterprise+ Broadband in five African nations marks the entry of high-speed broadband that’s simple, affordable and capable of supporting almost every business application.

From banking to retail, this is how broadband should be, says Krasimira Bozhinkova, Vice President, Data Portfolio Management at SES. Africa has around 1 billion people—15% of the world's popu... Read more

The resolution evolution

As 2016 is starting and everybody’s eyes are set on the year ahead of us, I think it’s a great opportunity to sum up 2015 with these words: The resolution evolution! In 2015 the total number of TV... Read more