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

SES uses reliable content from trusted organisations such as UNICEF and AFP to bring critical, informative COVID-19 messages to rural communities

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be able to access a free-to-air TV channel via SES satellites (www.SES.com) 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…

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Satellite TV Gains Popularity in Ghana and Nigeria

Other TV reception modes in Nigeria and Ghana currently include terrestrial, cable and IPTV

Study shows Satellite TV reception increases by 23% in Nigeria and 19% in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago; SES (www.SES.com) currently reaches 35 million TV households across the African Continent. SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, has unveiled the results of its…

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RCS and SES Networks Expand Partnership with SD-WAN Service

RCS to offer superior service availability with SES Networks’ new intelligent SD-WAN service

RCS Communication, an ICT company in South Sudan, has adopted a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) built upon SES Networks’ SD-WAN service that will enable RCS to deliver an improved user experience while optimising resiliency and bandwidth usage, SES (www.SES.com) announced today. SES Networks’ SD-WAN service is the first of…

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Orange and SES team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System and open a New Era for Satellite Connectivity Innovation

The system will power low-latency high-throughput solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into existing terrestrial networks

Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based revolutionary terabitscale O3b mPOWER communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa. Orange, one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa, will be the first telco…

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SES’s and Gilat Telecom’s Resilient Network restores connectivity in Africa

Satellite-based connectivity services provided jointly by the long-term partners enabled internet in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be up and running within just four days from a submarine cable outage

High-performance internet connectivity was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut, thanks to the combined efforts of Gilat Telecom (Gilat.net) and SES (SES.com), the companies announced today. The recent cable cuts affected much of Sub-Saharan…

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Ethiopia Welcomes First Dedicated TV Platform: Ethiosat

Ethiosat platform to deliver HD channels to Ethiopian viewers for the first time

For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes today with the launch of Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host Ethiopia’s most popular local channels.…

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Ethiopian Broadcasters to Migrate to SES Satellite Creating Dedicated Ethiopian TV Environment

Agreements between the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation, and SES will enable growth in the local media sector and deliver content exclusively for Ethiopian people

Ethiopian private and public broadcasters, and the local media market, are poised for growth following two agreements signed between SES (www.SES.com) and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that will result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment. In particular, the AEB…

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Ivory Coast Accelerates Digital Migration with SES

Ivorian TV viewers will be able to watch 60 digital TV channels via SES’s satellite at 22 degrees West

Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT) (www.SiDT.ci) has selected SES (www.SES.com) as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast…

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New Access to Premium Local TV Channels Enabled via Satellite

These include multinational language channels like Cinema Hausa, and popular African lifestyle channels such as True African

Nigeria’s latest free-to-air (FTA) local channel bouquet, “PREMIUM.FREE”, has enabled local television broadcast audiences access to 13 new premium channels which are custom-made for African viewers. These include multinational language channels like Cinema Hausa, and popular African lifestyle channels such as True African. Delivered via SES satellites (www.SES.com), this innovative…