SES S.A. considers satellite vital to the success of the future video landscape and provides the answer to delivering high quality video, anywhere, and to any device. This solution is detailed in the new SES White Paper published at its Investor Days event today “Satellite Captures the Wave of Video Growth”. The White Paper details SES’s strategy in Video, and champions using a hybrid network to meet the high quality video demands of today’s viewing public.
SES looks towards the future, addressing the RR Media acquisition in the White Paper. RR Media, based in Tel Aviv, is a digital media services company. Earlier this year SES announced its intent to merge RR Media with SPS, SES’s media services subsidiary. “The new company will support over 900 customers, 440 playout channels, 1,000 TV channels, and over 100 VoD platforms including Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and Hulu,” SES writes. “Technical infrastructure such as data centres, playouts, and teleports will be managed across the globe.”
SES goes further to consider the changing viewing behaviors globally, and details the value of a hybrid satellite/terrestrial network in this landscape. “Delivering one HD movie via terrestrial broadband to 2,500,000 viewers could cost thousands of euros. This compares to around EUR 10 to deliver one HD movie over satellite to a countless number of viewers, limited only by the boundaries of the satellite footprint,” the White Paper explains. “This demand for quality and the delivery methods it requires is a key factor that makes satellite vital to the success of the future video landscape.”