Occasional Use

Bringing Your Content to the World

With events like the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup, it’s like the whole world is watching. Broadcasters around the world trust us to provide seamless point-to-point satellite links for contributing and distributing content from one location to audiences around the globe.

Whether you’re sending content back to the studio for integration into your programming, or contributing complete content to a teleport for broadcast via satellite or other infrastructures, we can help.

Our services ensure your signals are distributed according to an optimised transmission scheme for both occasional use and full-time contribution. Share your view of breaking news or planned events with capacity to cover the latest news, live sports or entertainment (like concerts, reality shows) via an occasional use satellite capacity.

You will benefit from:

  • Short term capacity to broadcast from minutes to months
  • The ability to transmit high-bandwidth content, such as HD and Ultra HD
  • Extremely reliable services from ground to satellite
  • Full package solutions including technical consulting services
  • Easy bundling with our teleport services
  • Flexible online booking
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Global, 24/7 customer support

OU Flex

Broadcasters and media content producers in the field are facing new challenges in a connected world. Viewers want to have instant access to breaking news and live sports events wherever they are, and they want to watch it all in the highest video quality available. While solutions exist for occasional use connectivity, OU Flex provides the best of both worlds – traditional DVB links and a full-service IP Connection, without the need for a second antenna. Together we can enhance your traditional OU ecosystem service for Advanced News Gathering.

Read more about OU Flex

Communications links are a vital part of any broadcast network, from news gathering and content contribution to distributing the final content. With more global events covered in HD and in Ultra HD, 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.

SES Global OU Brochure (PDF)

Book time on our global satellite network through our easy to use online booking tool that offers segments from 15 minutes to 3 months.

You can rely on us 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 requirements

Please contact us regarding coverage for these events:

2018 - Major events

Jan 6-20 Dhakar Rally Peru, Bolivia, Argentina
Jan 15-28 Australia Open [Tennis] Melbourne, Australia
Jan 25-28 Winter X Games 22 Aspen, Colorado, USA
Feb 4 Super Bowl Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 9-25 Winter Olympics Pyeongchang, South Korea
Mar 9-18 Winter Paralympics Pyeongchang, South Korea
Apr 5-8 Masters [Golf] Augusta, USA
Apr 4-15 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia
May 5 Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, USA
May 19   FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May 27 - Jun 10 French Open [Tennis] Paris, France
Jun 8-9 G7 Summit Quebec, Canada
Jun 14 -  Jul 15 FIFA World Cup Russia
Jun Stanley Cup finals USA/Canada
Jun NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans, France
Jun 14-17 US Open [Golf] New York, USA
Jul 2+ Wimbledon [Tennis]  
Jul 7-20 Womens Hockey World Cup London, England
Jul 7-21 Tour de France France
Jul 19-22 British Open [Golf] Scotland, UK
Jul 19-22 Summer X Games Minneapolis, USA
July 20-22 Rugby World Cup Sevens San Francisco, USA
Aug 3-19 Central Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia
Aug 16-19 US PGA [Golf] Missouri, USA
Aug 18 - Sep 2 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia
Aug 27 - Sep 3 US Open [Tennis] New York, USA
Sep 1-9 2018 World Rowing Championships Plovdiv Bulgaria
Sep 23-30 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck, Austria
Sep 28-30 Ryder Cup Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Oct World Series Baseball USA
Nov 4 New York Marathon New York, USA
Nov 6 United States Senate Elections USA
Nov 8 United States House of Representatives Elections USA
Nov 28 - Dec 6 Mens Hockey World Cup Bhubaneswar, India

Online Booking Tool

Use the online booking tool to check latest availability. This service is only compatible with Internet Explorer 7 or above

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Contact OU

For support from the Global Occasional Use team:
Tel +31 70 306 4200
US Toll Free +1 800 732 3273

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