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We're still a bit away from Ultra HD becoming the standard for television. One of the things standing in the way is just how much bandwidth pushing that many pixels demands. SES recently demonstrated an Ultra HD transmission that uses the up and coming HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) standard,...

April 20th 2013 at 6:49am 0 Comments
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Rejoice frequent-flying lovers of the Interwebs. All systems continue to be a go for in-flight WiFi provider Gogo as the company inks a deal with yet another satellite operator. A new agreement with global satellite company SES puts Gogo closer to providing seamless WiFi for passengers on intercon...

June 19th 2012 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Satellite failures aren't completely unheard of or anything, but it's always a sad day when a dutiful bird loses its wings. SES ASTRA's ASTRA 5A -- the former SIRIUS 2 operating at 31.5 degrees East -- has experienced a "technical anomaly" which has led to the end of the spacecraft's mission. The o...

January 19th 2009 at 4:22am 0 Comments
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Brazil's longest running television network -- TV Record -- has just announced that it is selecting SES NEW SKIES for satellite distribution of its international and domestic content. The multi-year agreement will also enable the network to launch its first HDTV channel for broadcasting in Brazil, w...

December 29th 2008 at 4:35am 0 Comments
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HDTV is taking off in Europe, enough for quibbling over who can and is delivering the most channels to start. Eutelsat announced it's currently broadcasting 63 HD channels, making SES Astra's 55 channels seem so small and insignificant that they should probably just change schools, since everyone kn...

November 6th 2008 at 2:00am 0 Comments