Video in North America

Most television viewers would be happy enough with a few more channels, or programming options, or even slightly greater resolution. They have little idea of the revolution taking place in the skies above them—a quantum leap in satellite video technology.

With exciting new advancements and developments in distribution, Ultra HD, SAT>IP, and content management, we play a key role in shaping both national and international broadcasting ecosystems. Building on 30 years of experience providing both broadcasting capacity and services, we drive innovations and technological breakthroughs that will grow audiences, reach new markets and help our customers to go beyond frontiers.

Our satellites carry over 7,741 TV channels, and reach more than one billion people worldwide – including 100 million in the U.S. alone. At the core of our robust North American orbital arc, three reliable, high power satellites (SES-1 at 101° W, SES-3 at 103° W, and AMC-18 at 105° W) comprise our primary Centre of the Arc platform. This fully optimised cable distribution neighbourhood enables media companies and programmers to reach viewers across North America through virtually every cable TV, IPTV and direct-to-home provider in the region.

Ultra HD

Ultra HD is here and it estimated that by 2020 over 50% of U.S homes will own a 4K TV. Using the latest multicasting capability and traditional digital TV, our Ultra HD solution helps to speed the national and global rollout of Ultra HD programming. Unlike current internet-delivered 4K offerings, our fully managed Ultra HD solution, delivered over dedicated bandwidth, provides a higher quality viewer experience, free from buffering and network congestion.


Our acquisition of RR Media has led to the establishment of a new company, MX1. Offering a full suite of innovative digital video and end-to-end media solutions, we work with leading media businesses to provide video expertise and capabilities, including highly optimized content management and distribution services to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience.

Our teams of specialists at regional offices in Princeton, NJ, and Washington, DC, are always available to discuss your specific video needs, demands and challenges. By combining our world-class global expertise, regional execution, advanced high-power satellites and end-to-end service capabilities, we can help you increase your market share, and extend your reach to new digital TV and broadband audiences around the world.

When you work with us, you will benefit from:

  • Experience with the world’s number one DTH platform provider
  • More reach than any other satellite provider
  • Flexible solutions tailored to your individual needs.