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YES Network Gaining National Appeal in the US with SES

Tuesday, August 9, 2011   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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Princeton, NJ - August 4, 2011 - SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), today announced a new capacity deal with the YES Network in the U.S., the nation's premier regional sports network and the television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets.

As part of the multi-year agreement, YES Network is now using a full transponder of C-band capacity aboard SES WORLD SKIES' AMC-1 satellite to deliver its Emmy Award-winning programming  to customers within its regional footprint and throughout the country. The most-watched regional sports network in the country the past eight years according to Nielsen, YES also televises a full complement of critically acclaimed studio, interview and magazine shows.

"SES WORLD SKIES has the footprint and expertise we need to deliver our award-winning programming lineup to the New York market and to our national audience," said Ed Delaney, Vice President of Operations for the YES Network. "We're in good company with so many top cable programmers already aboard AMC-1, thus making it simpler for our affiliates to manage their YES relationship."

"As YES Network continues to expand its reach, SES WORLD SKIES has the coverage and insight to help the regional network grow on a national scale ," said Steve Bunke, Vice President of North America sales for SES WORLD SKIES. "Like a dedicated sports duo, SES WORLD SKIES and YES Network are delivering on the content demands of audiences across the country.

About AMC-1
Located at 103° West, AMC-1 is home to leading broadcasters and enterprises alike. The C-band payload on the spacecraft serves national television networks broadcasting to thousands of cable headends throughout North America. The satellite's Ku-band capacity serve a wide range of enterprise customers with a variety of services, including VSAT and broadband connectivity.

About SES
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES and participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 45 satellites. For further information:


Josh Darville says...
Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011
I have a question... I heard at a conference one of the speakers speculating on the future of television broadcasting, and he was saying that he sees a major change coming soon where people will soon buy television "ala cart" only buying what they want to watch. The example was, I have cable right now, and some 200 channels, except I don't speak spanish, and I don't watch the shopping network, or baseball, or... about 180 or more channels. SO, why pay for the delivery of everything. What is the reality of this thinking? Thanks, Josh - Satellite Broadband Optimization Specialist

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