Satellite Stories

The SES podcast series

Pop on your headphones and tune in to “Satellite Stories” as our host Kristina Smith-Meyer discusses what matters most to our partners and customers and explores how the services SES provide really make a difference.

Episode 06: Football, Copa America and Broadcasting in Brazil

Episode 06: Football, Copa America and Broadcasting in Brazil

How do you make sure millions of football fans can watch their team play without having a golden ticket to the game? Join us in Brazil to see how SES's OU Flex is being used first-hand by broadcasters - and end users - during the Copa America 2019.

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Episode 05: Snow Volleyball and OU Flex

How do you live stream niche sports in the Austrian alps? Or ensure breaking news can be reported in a remote location asap? One of the many services SES offers is OU Flex. On this episode we take you on a mountain bike ride, hovercraft racing and a trip to the European Snow Volleyball Championships. Pop on your headphones to enjoy the journey!

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Episode 04: Online Video Streaming and OTT

Episode 04: Online Video Streaming and OTT

BBC iPlayer, Netflix, SkyGo - a handful of online video services we're all likely to have used in the last few months. Today, we no longer rely on viewing our favourite TV show live in our living room. On this episode Markus Placho, VP of video products at SES, runs us through why and how new video services have reshaped the way SES works, and the way our clients work with us.

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Episode 03: The Future of Inflight Entertainment

Episode 03: The Future of Inflight Entertainment

Personalised passenger experience, watching films in 4k and closing the gap between life on the ground with life in the air... Just a few of the insights offered by Gustavo Nader, head of strategy for Thales InFlyt Experience. But what role does SES play when it comes to improving connectivity in the clouds? Tune in and find out!

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Episode 02: The Story Behind Astra 1B

Episode 02: The Story Behind Astra 1B

On this episode we look into the history of one of SES's geostationary satellites - Astra 1B, launched in 1991. And we discover how the idea of co-location was pivotal in satellite history. Our host meets Ray Sperber - one of the SES engineers behind co-location's initial concept.

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Episode 01: Market Research - Why it Matters to SES

Episode 01: Market Research - Why it Matters to SES

"Applying common sense to number madness" That's how Ricardo Topham, Senior Market & Business Analyst at SES describes his job. It's a role which sees him travel the world - finding out what matters most to our customers and seeing first-hand how the solutions SES provide really make a difference. From employing locals in remote communities to empowering entrepreneurs, our host unveils the real-life stories of working at the world's largest satellite operator.

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