Growing Your Audience

Today’s consumers demand more than ever before. They want to watch their favourite shows in high quality, on any device, where and when they find time. As a broadcaster, you want to provide the best content in all necessary formats, to reach new audiences wherever and however they watch. We can help.

With more than 50 DTH platforms, broadcasters trust us to deliver a wide range of media content to their customers’ homes – including standard TV, HDTV and the world’s first Ultra HD channels. Our satellites serve 7,741 channels to more than 1 billion people in 325 million homes, and our range of solutions includes the preparation and transmission of content for both linear and non-linear platforms, as well as a full suite of media services including digital distribution and playout of content for video-on-demand, streaming and satellite TV.

Direct-to-Home (DTH)

Broadcast is by far the best method to bring your content to a large audience. More than 40 DTH platforms rely on our satellites and our 30 years of experience to launch and successfully operate their business. As the leading provider of direct-to-home broadcast services in Europe, we distribute over 2,600 free-to-air, free-to-view and pay-TV channels, as well as video-on-demand content to more than 62 million homes in Europe and North Africa. Our Astra video neighbourhood serves over 55 million DTH homes in Europe. This provides you with unmatched market penetration in the key European markets, including Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Wherever you are in your DTH journey, we can help you through every stage.

You will benefit from:

  • The ability to serve 100% of the population in covered regions with 99.9% service reliability from ground to satellite
  • A platform designed for high-bandwidth content, including HD and Ultra HD with end-to-end solutions covering all technical elements in the value chain
  • Support and sharing of best practices in every aspect of your business from consumer premises equipment specifications and installer training to incentive schemes and co-marketing opportunities
  • Established reach and channel neighbourhood in many markets
  • Attractive and innovative business model

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Astra is a household name for DTH in Europe. We support broadcasters with marketing initiatives that help promote their channels and grow new audiences.

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VoD Everywhere

Many consumers live beyond the reach of terrestrial broadband internet connections, yet they are still eager to use on-demand video services from streaming services like Netflix, or cable operators’ over-the-top content. With VoD Everywhere, we fill this growing market demand by delivering a wide variety of rich, on-demand content to these consumers without the need for an internet connection – combining best DTH Quality of Service, ubiquity of reach, and comprehensive service programming.

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Advanced IP Contribution

Creating content is just the start – you also need to get the content out to your audience. Many content providers contribute their video content via satellite, yet in some regions this can be cost prohibitive. If you’re a content provider or content aggregator in the emerging markets, in regions with good terrestrial connectivity, we can help contribute your content in a cost-effective alternative to satellite.

SES’s Advanced IP Contribution is a software-based platform that enables global transmission of broadcast-quality HD video over private IP networks and the public internet. Easy to install, the solution uses advanced technologies to manage jitter, packet-loss and latency to minimise errors in video transmission – so your audience receives the smooth video experience they’re expecting. It’s ideal for use in many African cities, where terrestrial connectivity is sufficient, yet other methods of contribution prove costly.

You will benefit from:

  • The ability to distribute video content in regions where satellite contribution is cost prohibitive
  • Easy installation and quick deployment
  • Reliable video transmission at an affordable price
  • Responsive, software deployed to preconfigured or pre-existing hardware at your premises

Talk to us to learn how we can help get your content from anywhere to everywhere.

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