SES has signed multi-year capacity agreements totalling over €66 million in backlog with multiple public broadcasters in Europe throughout 2020.
Industry group SAT>IP Alliance has put its activities on hold, a spokesman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
Ethiopia has unveiled 1 January 2021 as date for majority of satellite TV channels to migrate to 57 degrees East.
German home shopping channel 1-2-3.tv will remain available in SD and HD resolution to DTH households via the Astra satellite system (19.2° East).
German TV channels will continue to be offered by Satelio in Namibia and Deukom in South Africa.
Deutsche Welle has secured capacity on Astra at 19.2 degrees East that will enable it to broadcast in the high definition format, both in Germany and large parts of Europe.
SES had total YTD revenues of €1,410 million as of September 30, down -2.9% on the same period last year.
SES and Canal+ have signed new long-term strategic agreements for satellite capacity across three regions.
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.