Satellite continued to increase its household reach in Germany last year, with 18.07 million households receiving their TV directly from satellite at the end of 2012, according to research by the operator SES.
The German HD platform HD+ from SES-Astra now exceeds one million paying households.
SES and Vimpelcom have signed a three-year deal for additional capacity on SES’ NSS-9 satellite to deliver high-quality data services in the Russian Far East.
SES has announced the passing of Robert (Bob) Bednarek, former CEO of SES World Skies and member of the SES Executive Committee, following and long and courageous battle with cancer.
Anadolu Networks has leased a transponder at the Astra position of 31.5 degrees East to launch its DTH platform, which will broadcast local TV channels to the whole of Turkey.
SES has announced that it is the first satellite operator to offer a satellite broadband service with download speeds of up to 20 Mbps for consumers in France.
Turkish public broadcaster, Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), has selected SES to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa.
SES Astra is planning to launch live streaming to iPad for its German HD+ service. The satellite operator has also announced the launch of a 4K demo channel in 2013.
SES has launched a new iPad application, showcasing the SES global fleet of 52 satellites and including over 150 footprints.
SES has proven the satellite sector resilient to the current economic downturn with increased profits and a clutch of transponder renewals.