IBC 2012 – AMSTERDAM. The first commercial 4K services could be launched within three years, according to Ferdinand Kayser, SES CCO.
Satellite TV continued to increase its reach in Germany after the satellite analogue switch-off on April 30.
Gerry Oberst will join SES in the position of SVP, global regulatory and governmental strategy.
Romantis, a global provider of satellite capacity and networking equipment, has signed a capacity agreement with SES.
The Astra 2F satellite has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will now be processed for launch aboard an Ariane V rocket. The launch is scheduled for September 21.
The performance of the HD+ service offered by its German affiliate HD Plus was one of the main highlights for SES in its half-year results, which were generally boosted by the performance of new markets.
SES has announced that over 1,300 HD channels are now transmitted on its satellite fleet worldwide.
The industry’s first Sat-IP converter by Inverto Digital Labs, a Luxembourg-based developer and marketer of consumer and professional broadcast reception products, has received certification.
The next SES launch is scheduled for September 14, 2012, when an Ariane 5 booster will orbit the Astra 2F spacecraft.
The SES-5 satellite roared into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M. After a 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket successfully released the SES-5 satellite directly into geostationary transfer orbit.