SES delivered more than 8,000 channels to a total of 369 million TV homes worldwide as of last year.
This, according to the operator’s annual Satellite Monitor market research, was 3 million more than in 2021 and confirmed its position as a leading content connectivity provider in the media industry.
The overall growth was driven primarily by increases in Europe (+6.3 million) and Africa (+3 million), with stabilisation in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The reach in North America (-5.4 million) continued to decline due to the ‘cord cutting’ trend and the continued expansion of fibre connectivity in the US.
Further insights from the Satellite Monitor include:
While VOD continues to attract viewers, FTA TV proves to be growing globally.
As fibre connectivity expands globally, IPTV continues to grow as a TV reception method, taking share from traditional cable TV.
In Africa, satellite continues to drive an increase in the number of DTH TV homes as an easily scalable and cost-effective method of TV reception. In Ethiopia, SES has gained 90% penetration of TV homes through its partner Ethiosat.
Commenting on the findings of the Satellite Monitor, Norbert Hölzle, global head of media at SES, said: “For years, we have been collecting data and insight from the annual Satellite Monitor market research on our TV neighbourhoods and the shifting market dynamics around video delivery and consumption trends. We do this because we believe we can add value to our customers with this data and empower them to make informed business decisions on the best way to deliver content to a large audience in the most cost-effective way”.