Harmonic will partner with SES for technology upgrades associated with the SES transition plan filed with the Federal Communications Commission on June 19, 2020.
Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will now be able to access an FTA TV channel via SES satellites dedicated to delivering reliable, informative content about Covid-19.
The industry and retailers were ready, consumers had been informed, but then came Corona: In view of the current crisis, German public broadcaster ARD does not consider it appropriate to carry out the SD switch-off of its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
SES is to provide playout, content processing, distribution, and VOD services for BBC Studios and UKTV.
Satellite TV penetration is growing across the continent of Africa, according to the SES Satellite Monitor.
Ferdinand Kayser, the CEO of SES Video, has decided to retire at the end of this year.
SES has announced plans to restructure its operations and will consolidate part of its European regional structure into the company’s global headquarters in Betzdorf, Luxembourg.
German public broadcaster ZDF will continue to offer its TV channels in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
DTH satellite continues to be the leading TV reception infrastructure in Germany.
The number of TV households reached by SES directly or indirectly increased by 12 million to 367 million in 2019.