SES Renews Contract With Sony Entertainment Television Asia
SES has renewed its contract with Sony Entertainment Television (SET) Asia. The new agreement will enable SET Asia to serve its subscribers in the UK and Ireland at SES’ prime orbital arc of 28.2/ 28.5 degrees East, as well as distribute its platform to affiliates across Europe.
SES serves almost 13 million satellite households across the UK and Ireland from its constellation of four satellites positioned at the orbital arc of 28.2/ 28.5. The company is in the process of a full fleet renewal at the prime orbital location: ASTRA 2F was launched September 2012 while ASTRA 2E has just launched successfully on September 30, 2013. ASTRA 2G will be launched in Q1 2014.
SES’ Chief Commercial Officer, Ferdinand Kayser, commented, “We are delighted that SET Asia has chosen SES to continue to deliver their premium service at the orbital arc of 28.2/ 28.5 degrees East. This long-term partnership shows SET Asia’s confidence in our ability to provide leading edge technologies that will ensure seamless delivery of their service to subscribers.”
“Our prime service, SET Asia, has been on ASTRA satellites since 1999,” said Neeraj Arora, Executive Vice President of SET Asia. “We have found the reliability and coverage offered by SES to be exemplary and we are very pleased to have renewed our contract.”
SES, OmniAccess Sign Capacity Deal to Serve Superyachts in Middle East
SES announced OmniAccess, a leading VSAT service provider and network integrator in the luxury superyacht market, has signed a new Ku-band capacity deal on SES’ NSS-12 satellite to provide high-speed internet connectivity to superyachts in the Mediterranean, Black, Caspian and Arabian Seas.
OmniAccess will utilise the capacity located at 57 degrees West to keep their customers connected anytime via the data, VOIP, video conferencing services that they offer.
“As the superyacht industry continues to boom, we are delighted that OmniAccess has chosen SES to provide satellite capacity to meet their escalating demands for maritime broadband services worldwide,” said Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President of Data & Mobility services at SES. “The NSS-12 satellite’s comprehensive coverage over The Gulf and the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas is ideal, as it enables OmniAccess to provide reliable mobile broadband solutions to their customers on board the superyachts.
“As a global satellite operator, SES is able to offer great reliability and flexibility, which will allow us to continue to provide high speed internet connectivity to our customers even as they sail between continents and to other parts of the world,” said Bertrand Hartman, CEO of OmniAccess. “SES’ ability to offer customised solutions to meet our business demands is especially important in an ever-changing industry such as ours.”