Satnews Daily
November 15th, 2016

SES GS Builds Managed Services SATCOM Services For Broadcasting Board Of Governors

SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has been awarded a managed services contract to support the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

The service will support the Broadcasting Board of Governors in broadcasting US Government civilian content across the world via SES satellites. The single Firm-Fixed-Price Task Order will service some of the existing BBG’s satellite capacity requirements. SES GS will provide high quality satellite solutions and possesses the agility to reach BBG’s distribution hubs, news bureaus, and international audiences via satellite and terrestrial connectivity.

The contract for these SES GS managed services includes a one-year base period, with four one-year option periods for a total value of approximately USD 15 million over the period of performance. Under this new agreement, the BBG has employed a new model for purchasing COMSAT as a managed service, which effectively obviates having several disparate contracts for each part of their broadcasting infrastructure. The agreement was executed using the US Government’s Custom COMSAT Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle, allowing federal agencies to build large, complex, custom end-to-end satellite solutions.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent agency of the federal government that oversees all US civilian international media. Its mission is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.