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SES introduces a Free-to-Air channel to fight the spread of the Coronavirus

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will have the opportunity to enjoy a free-to-air TV channel via SES (www.SES.com) satellites that are intended to offer reliable, informative content about COVID-19. The channel Fight COVID-19 airs content that is dedicated at offering underserved and rural communities with critical information about how to curb the [...]

Orange signed deal with SES to boost its network

Connectivity in Central Africa will receive a major boost as Orange will be the first global telecom operator to blend satellite-based revolutionary terabit-scale O3b mPOWER communications system into its network. The move is to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa. Orange is on track to adopt the SESs Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite [...]

SES and Gilat Telecom reestablish internet connectivity in Democratic Republic of Congo

Gilat Telecom and SES has collaborated to restore internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after four days of disruptive connection, resulting from the damage of undersea sea cables. The damaged submarine cable systems have in the past week disrupted internet connection in 12 West African countries, including the DRC. On the other [...]

Ethiosat introduces Ethiopia’s first dedicated TV platform

Ethiosat is a collaboration of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), satellite operator SES. Ethiosat is available on SESs NSS-12 satellite at 57 degrees East and offers over 30 channels for Ethiopian audiences only, with 12 of those channels already in High Definition (HD) quality. To access Ethiosat direct-to-home (DTH), [...]

Ethiopian Broadcasters Association migrate to SES satellites

SES has recently signed two agreements with Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that aims to result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment. The migration agreement with AEB will create a dedicated TV neighbourhood for Ethiopians on SESs East Africa Digital TV platform on NSS-12 at 57 [...]

SES contributes to Ivory Coast’s digital migration

Ivory Coasts public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion has chosen SES as its digital collaborator in a move to meet Ivory Coasts 2020 aim to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, sharper picture and better sound, via the SES-4 satellite at [...]

AfricaXP launched new bouquet PREMIUM.FREE channels in Nigeria

PREMIUM.FREE launched a new bouquet of 13 channels supplied by AfricaXP and delivered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East. AfricaXP is a leading independent African network which is well-know for a wide range of Nollywood partnerships with West African producers.  CEO of AfricaXP, Craig Kelly, says that working with SES has enabled PREMIUM.FREE to [...]

Discover Dataxis’ latest TV and Telco insights at Nextv CEO Africa from 14th to 16th May

 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers. Part of the deal, a number of HD channels will be aired in Benin, which will a first in HD channels, available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Africa. According to Darius Quenum, Chairman of [...]

AfricaXP partners with SES to roll out new FTA bouquet in Nigeria

AfricaXP is a digital content distributor and themed linear channel creator that facilitates synergies between content rights owners and media platform operators, has rolled out Premium.Free, a bouquet of 13 channels that are being offered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East. The new bouquet of FTA channels comprises of diverse range of contents from sports [...]