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TMCNet:  GlobeCast Renews Capacity Deal with SES in the Americas

[January 09, 2013]

GlobeCast Renews Capacity Deal with SES in the Americas

PARIS & LUXEMBOURG --(Business Wire)--

SES (News - Alert) (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and GlobeCast announced today they have renewed their agreement for use of transponders on SES' NSS-806 and AMC-1 satellites.

To enable international broadcasters to reach cable headends in both Latin America and North America, GlobeCast will continue to utilise two transponders of 36 MHz on the NSS-806 satellite at 319.5 degrees East and one transponder of 36 MHz on the AMC-1 satellite at 103 degrees West.

"North America remains the largest broadcast market in the world, and Latin America is a critically important element in our international broadcast strategy," said Philippe Rouxel, Chief Marketing Officer of GlobeCast. "For this reason, GlobeCast is pleased to continue its partnership with SES to provide our broadcast clients with optimal coverage of the Americas at a prime orbital location."

"We are honoured that GlobeCast has decided to renew our ongoing partnership. The latest capacity agreements illustrate GlobeCast's and SES' shared commitment to deliver best-in-class broadcasting services across Latin America and North America," said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES.

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Blog: http://en.ses.com/4243715/blog

About SES

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 52 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com.

About GlobeCast (www.globecast.com)

A subsidiary of France Telecom (News - Alert)/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.


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