WDR expands HD capacity with SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East

The leading German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), regional member of the ARD broadcasting group operating in North Rhine-Westphalia, has expanded its partnership with SES to secure an additional transponder for High Definition (HD) programming on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East orbital position in a multi-year contract. Starting 3 March 2021, viewers in the region will Read more about WDR expands HD capacity with SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East[…]

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Extends Multi-year Contract with SES on ASTRA 19.2 Degrees East

Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of Japan’s sole public broadcaster NHK and official distributor of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, has renewed its multi-year contract with SES for satellite capacity. The agreement will permit NHK’s free-to-air, English-language news and information channel in High Definition (HD) to continue to be distributed in SES’s prime orbital neighbourhood at Read more about NHK WORLD-JAPAN Extends Multi-year Contract with SES on ASTRA 19.2 Degrees East[…]

Televisionsklub and SES Extend Partnership for TV Distribution of Satelio

Satellite TV viewers across sub-Saharan Africa will be able to continue watching German TV channels offered by Satelio in Namibia and Deukom in South Africa announced the TV platform operator and SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider. Satelio and Deukom are operated by Deutscher Televisionsklub Betriebs GmbH and broadcasted via SES’s key orbital Read more about Televisionsklub and SES Extend Partnership for TV Distribution of Satelio[…]

Fight COVID-19 Channel: Coming Together to Deliver Crucial Information via Satellite

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives of millions across the world, and it’s clear that the greatest tool against this fight is information, which is why SES launched the Fight COVID-19 TV channel to inform people in the most remote and underserved regions about the coronavirus. We spoke to Kristina Smith-Meyer, Senior Creative Read more about Fight COVID-19 Channel: Coming Together to Deliver Crucial Information via Satellite[…]

SES launches Free-To-Air Satellite Channel to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be able to access a free-to-air TV channel via SES satellites dedicated to delivering reliable, informative content about COVID-19. The channel – Fight COVID-19 – broadcasts content that is aimed at providing underserved and rural communities with critical information about how to limit the spread of Read more about SES launches Free-To-Air Satellite Channel to Fight Spread of COVID-19[…]

SES Drives Innovation During First Live UHD Broadcast Using VVC

Every decade, a new, more efficient video encoding scheme is developed. Today, the next encoding scheme on the roadmap to more efficient video delivery is VVC (Versatile Video Coding). Normally we’d showcase an innovation of this nature to our global customers and partners at the annual SES Industry Days. But given the unprecedented circumstances around Read more about SES Drives Innovation During First Live UHD Broadcast Using VVC[…]

Demand for Educational Ghanaian TV Channel Grows Amid COVID-19

Joy Learning, the free-to-air (FTA) not-for-profit TV channel dedicated solely to Ghanaian educational content, has proven to be a critical source of learning for senior high school (SHS) pupils across the West African sub-region while schools have been closed to combat the spread of COVID-19. This is according to Abdulai Awudu, General Manager of Joy Read more about Demand for Educational Ghanaian TV Channel Grows Amid COVID-19[…]