The industry may only now be rolling out 4K broadcasts in time for the World Cup, but attendees of the annual SES Industry Days conference will see a demonstration of 8K picture quality.
SES Networks’ business gave the satellite operator an additional push in the first three month’s of the year.
SES has significantly increased its technical reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes in 2017, up from 3 million in 2015, according to Satellite Monitor.
SES has expanded its technical reach in Ghana and now serves four million TV homes, compared to two million in 2015, according to the Satellite Monitor study commissioned by SES.
European pay-tv operator M7 Group extends agreement with SES to broadcast its channel package to the Benelux countries and German-speaking markets via the orbital position of 19.2 degrees East.
The number of video households served by SES has continued to increase, reaching 351 million TV homes in 2017 according to SES’s annual market research, Satellite Monitor.
German platform operator Media Broadcast has launched the satellite version of its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV for DTH households in Germany on Astra (19.2° East).
SES S.A. has successfully launched a bond offering in which it has agreed to sell senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2026 for a total amount of EUR500 million.
SD switch-off on Astra (19.2° East) comes closer with German public broadcaster ARD having renewed its contract with satellite operator SES for SD distribution only until mid-2020.
SES is cutting back its 2017 dividend by 40 per cent as the satellite operator looks to strengthen its balance sheet.