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


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:

2017 Sports Seasons

Date(s) Event  Location
Season NBA [National Basketball League] USA
Season MLB [National Baseball League] USA
Season NHL [National Hockey League] USA
Season NFL [National Football League] USA
Season National Football Leagues 
[College, World Series]
Season NASCAR 
[National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing]
Season European Soccer Europe
2 - 14 Jan Dakar rally Argentina, Bolivia & Paraguay
14 Jan - 5 Feb

African Cup of Nations [Soccer]

16 - 29 Jan Australian Tennis Open Melbourne, Australia
17 - 20 Jan World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland
20 Jan US Presidential Inauguration Washington DC, USA
26 - 29 Jan Winter X Games 21 Aspen, Colorado, USA
February German federal president elections Germany
5 Feb Super Bowl [Football] Houston, Texas, USA
6 - 19 Feb World Alpine Ski Championships St. Moritz, Switzerland
6 Feb - 19 Mar Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France, Italy
March World Baseball Classic tbd
12 Mar -  3 Apr March madness [Basketball] USA
26 Mar Germany regional elections Saarland Germany
3 - 9 Apr Masters Golf Augusta, USA
6 Apr G7 Summit Japan
14 - 15 Apr South Africa Two Oceans Marathon South Africa
17 Apr Boston Marathon Boston, USA
23 Apr French presidential elections France
5 - 21 May IIHF World Championship [Ice Hockey] France, Germany
6 May Kentucky Derby [Horse Racing] Louisville, Kentucky, USA
7 May Wings for life [Marathon] Worldwide
7 May Germany regional elections Schleswig-Holstein Germany
14 May Germany regional elections Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
26 - 27 May G7 Summit Sicily, Italy
28 May - 11 Jun French Tennis Open Paris, France
June Summer X Games Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
15 - 18 Jun US Open Golf Erin Hills, Wisconsin
17 Jun - 2 Jul FIFA Confederations Cup [Soccer] Russia
26 Jun - 23 Jul ODI World Cup for Women [Cricket] England
2 - 24 Jul Tour de France [Cycling] France, Germany
3 - 16 Jul Wimbledon [Tennis] London, UK
7 - 8 Jul G20 Summit Hamburg, Germany
20 - 23 Jul British Open Golf Southport, Merseyside, England
20 - 30 Jul World Youth Day in Wroclaw/Poland Wroclaw, Poland
7 - 13 Aug US PGA Golf Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Between Aug - Oct (tbc) German parliamentary elections Germany
September Invictus Games [Multi-sport] Toronto, Canada
28 Aug - Sep US Tennis Open New York, USA
28 Sep - 1 Oct Presidents Cup Golf New Jersey, USA
October World Series [Baseball] USA
5 Nov New York Marathon New York, USA

2018 Major sports events

Commonwealth Games [MultiSport]
World Cup [Soccer]
Winter Olympics

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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