SES AMERICOM Satellites Deliver Super Tuesday to Viewers Across the United States
Company sells out entire inventory of occasional Ku-band capacity to support momentous primary day coverage
PRINCETON, N.J. – February, 2008 – SES AMERICOM, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg stock exchange: SESG), announced today that the company sold out its entire available inventory of Ku-band transponder capacity to support news reporting of Super Tuesday presidential primary elections across the United States. Occasional use satellite services allow media companies to purchase capacity on SES AMERICOM satellites to support special events and short-term broadcasting needs.
Over 700 channel hours, representing 14 full transponders of Ku-band transponder capacity, were sold in advance of Super Tuesday. This load is more than ten times what SES AMERICOM books for coverage of a typical news event.
SES AMERICOM Broadcast Services is the global go-to leader in Always On occasional use, with prime satellite slots, a vast uplink network, HD leadership and innovation, managed services and an experienced support team to deliver satellite news gathering (SNG) breaking news on the fly and planned major events programming to audiences anywhere, any time. SES AMERICOM provides distribution management of special events, such as world summits or major sporting events; these services include satellite bandwidth, signal encryption and traffic/transmission path monitoring.
To meet the urgent demands of SNG, SES AMERICOM Broadcast Services provides online access to bandwidth and inventory in every region of the world. ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News and NBC all rely on SES AMERICOM to help them help the world satisfy its insatiable appetite for news and information.
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