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October 22nd, 2013

SES + SET—Prime Orbital Arc Set For Subscriber Delivery (SatBroadcasting™—Capacity)

[SatNews] SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced that a renewal of its contract with Sony Entertainment Television (SET) Asia has been signed.

Artistic rendition of the ASTRA 2F satellite.
The new agreement will enable SET Asia to serve its subscribers in the UK and Ireland at SES’ prime orbital arc of 28.2/ 28.5 degrees East, as well as distribute its platform to affiliates across Europe.

SES serves almost 13 million satellite households across the UK and Ireland from its constellation of four satellites positioned at the orbital arc of 28.2/ 28.5. The company is in the process of a full fleet renewal at the prime orbital location: ASTRA 2F was launched September 2012, while ASTRA 2E was launched successfully on September 30, 2013. ASTRA 2G will be launched in Q1 2014.