Of these, 130 million were via satellite, 148 million cable and 44 million IPTV.
In total, its services were provided to over 1 billion people worldwide.
SES’s reach has increased by 18% since 2012, growing by a market the size of Poland each year.
The total number of homes reached stood at 156 million in Europe, 78 million in North America, 43 million in Asia-Pacific, 37 million in Latin America and 10 million in Africa.
The number of channels is closely linked to growth and SES distributed 36% more at the end of 2016 compared to 2012.
The number of UHD channels stood at 35, or half of the total in the format distributed via satellite, of which 21 were commercial.
Interestingly, the proportion of HD channels, compared to the total, SES distributed in Latin America (34%) was higher than in Europe (30%).
In Europe, the split between various reception modes for SES services was 62 million satellite, 61 million cable and 31 million IPTV.
However, it was unable to research an area in Ukraine covering 2.5 million homes. The most homes (118 million) were reached via the 19.2 degrees East, with the next being 51 million via 5 degrees East.
In Europe, reception of UHD services grew from 6 million in 2014 to 17.3 million at the end of last year, representing 7% of homes.
In the UK, there were a total of 27 million TV homes as of the end of 2016, of which 11.8 million were satellite (all served by SES), 16 million cable and 2.4 million IPTV. Satellite accounted for 54% of HDTV reception.
In Africa, SES’s reach increased 10-fold, from 1 million to 10 million, between 2013 and 2016.
In the first of its kind survey undertaken by SES in the continent, it found that 30% of homes were digital in Ghana and 56% in Nigeria.