...a series of seminars accompanying the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from September 7-11, 2012. SES is inviting journalists, stakeholders, industry experts and customers to participate in its business briefings for the fourth year in a row. During the seminars, the SES team will provide useful insights, exclusive market data and information on the latest developments in home entertainment technology. The Company will cover 15 business topics on the hottest developments in satellite business and offer an excellent networking opportunity.
Among the various topics covered by the SES briefings, SAT-IP technology is one of the most ground-breaking recent developments in the satellite industry. With SAT-IP, SES enables satellite TV viewers to receive channels and programmes on multiple devices without additional infrastructure. The signal is demodulated and converted into IP directly at the reception point in the home. It can then be transmitted via the existing IP infrastructure to the television set, PC, tablet computer or other mobile device. The devices for receiving television content are also constantly evolving and will fundamentally change the way we watch television in the near future. New technologies such as 3D, Hybrid TV and Ultra HD require high-performance SMART televisions and more powerful modes of transmission. In this dynamic market, SES—with its constantly expanding satellite fleet and capacity—is making satellite the most future-proof solution to deliver content to a global public.
This year’s business briefing will also address the development of new markets. The main focus will be on Africa as one of the fastest-growing television markets—a region in which satellite plays a decisive role in satisfying rising demand and is able to deliver high-quality content to millions of households in a geographically demanding environment. Moreover, SES will offer exclusive insight into the opportunities for the DTH market in Asia as well as the latest updates on the company’s satellite fleet. The full programme of this year’s business briefing is available at http://events.ses.com/ibc2012. SES will also showcase the new SAT-IP technology at its IBC booth, visit Hall1 1.B51.