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May 24th, 2016

SES Platform Services Pumps Up Their K-NET Partnership

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced that SES Platform Services (SES PS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has strengthened their partnership with K-NET, an ICT and Telecoms platform services company based in Ghana, to create a joint venture.

The new partnership will contract SES capacity, SES PS’s and K-NET’s services, with the aim to bring high picture quality content to the homes of millions of viewers by strengthening the direct-to-home (DTH) platform and also providing digital terrestrial television (DTT) services via SES’s prime orbital position at 28.2 degrees East.

The joint venture will use SES’s high-powered satellite capacity, K-NET’s highly-efficient teleport services and SES PS’s reliable video platform services. This partnership will offer a unified bouquet of high quality free-to-air (FTA) and free-to-view (FTV) channels, from all over West Africa, as well as some popular international channels, to millions of viewers in the region.
The partnership will ensure that consumers, especially in Ghana where 98 percent[1] of satellite households are serviced by SES satellites, receive newer and higher quality viewing formats and also have access to connected services when they become available.