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2008-08-05 09:00:16

Satellite solutions provider AMERICOM Government Services (AGS) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire AOS, Inc., engineers of secure telecommunications technologies and global network mobility. Upon completing this transaction, AOS, Inc. will be integrated as a division of AGS. Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1988, AOS, Inc. is a leading provider of highly secure, customized, turnkey network mobility and communications solutions, and engineering, program management, IT...

2008-08-04 03:00:23

SES S.A., the pre-eminent satellite operator worldwide (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), reports financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2008. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS -- Reported revenue stable at EUR 788.5 million (2007: EUR 789.1 million) -- Despite the effect of the weaker U.S. dollar -- Recurring(1) revenue was up 8.7% on the prior year period -- Reported EBITDA also stable at EUR 550.2 million (2007: EUR 548.2 million) -- Recurring(1) EBITDA was...

2008-08-01 03:00:27

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that, via its Nordic affiliate SES SIRIUS, it has contracted four transponders on its new orbital position at 31.5 degrees East to the Lithuanian satellite services provider SatGate. SatGate is using the capacity to provide broadband and internet connectivity to households and end customers in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia and its neighbouring countries and the Middle East. Part of the capacity will also be used to serve...

2008-07-24 15:00:55

SES astra, a SES company, a provider of direct-to-home satellite system, has announced that its subsidiary SES astra TechCom has selected to deliver the network operations center for the new Vietnamese satellite system Vinasat. SES astra TechCom shall deliver the network operations center to Vietnam Telecom, which operates the Vinasat-1 satellite. The end-to-end system includes uplink and downlink facilities in various frequency bands, as well as features for monitoring of the satellite...

2008-07-24 03:00:49

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announced today that its subsidiary SES ASTRA TechCom has been selected to deliver the Network Operations Centre for the new Vietnamese satellite system VINASAT. SES ASTRA TechCom shall deliver the Network Operations Centre to Vietnam Telecom International, which operates the VINASAT-1 satellite. The end-to-end system includes uplink and downlink facilities in various frequency bands, as well as features for monitoring of the satellite...

2008-07-23 03:00:48

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announces that SM2 Sports Media Solutions has contracted 18 MHz of bandwidth on the NSS-7 satellite at the orbital location of 338 degrees East. Under the contract, SM2 will use NSS-7 to deliver North American sports events in High Definition (HD) to Europe for a period of five years. SM2's main business is the negotiation of sports rights and the satellite delivery of sports events for broadcasters worldwide. Incepted in 2004 in...

2008-07-21 03:00:34

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announces that Crawford Communications, Inc. (Crawford) has contracted a total bandwidth of 20 MHz on the NSS-7 satellite at the orbital location of 338 degrees East for a period of five years. Crawford has been awarded a long-term contract to provide content aggregation, media, Internet and satellite services for the U.S. military's Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS). This dedicated operation provides a reliable...

2008-07-16 03:00:31

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with a company representing the independent German cable operators to transmit digital Free-to-Air TV to their networks. KabelDienstLeistungsgesellschaft (KDL), which was set up specifically to provide services to the independent cable operators, has contracted two transponders on SES ASTRA's new orbital position at 31.5 degrees East. KDL is the first customer using transponder...

2008-07-15 03:00:29

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announced today that it awarded the construction of a new satellite, ASTRA 1N, to the European satellite manufacturer Astrium. The spacecraft is scheduled for launch in 2011 and will be positioned at ASTRA`s prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East. It will mainly serve the German, French and Spanish markets, and provide customers with continuous operating and back-up satellite capacity at this key location. ASTRA 1N will have 55...

2008-07-10 12:00:59

SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced plans to combine SES AMERICOM and SES NEW SKIES to form a new operating segment of SES. Robert Bednarek, currently President and CEO of SES NEW SKIES, will become President and CEO of this new operating segment. The SES AMERICOM and SES NEW SKIES satellite fleets will remain separately owned and operated, and the new segment will continue to be supported from its current locations and facilities around the world. No major changes to...