1.2 million paying HD+ households in Germany at end-June 2013Friday, July 26th, 2013
LUXEMBOURG — SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) reports financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2013.
SES-6 was launched on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome on 3 June. SES-6 is home to Brazilian DTH Pay-TV provider Oi’s new, extended DTH package. Oi is only one example of the progress SES has made in executing its growth strategy by developing DTH businesses in the thriving emerging markets. SES has signed agreements with new customers such as Orange Romania, as well as with existing customers requiring additional capacity to develop their businesses, including Thai broadcaster IPMTV and Cignal Digital TV, the leading DTH operator in the Philippines. Since the end of June 2013, new agreements have been signed with Platco Digital, sister company of e.TV of South Africa, and Sky Vision of Indonesia, as well as a renewal and extension agreement with Wananchi, the East African DTH operator.
In Germany, the HD+ platform continued to develop well, with 2.7 million active households at the end of June 2013, of which 1.2 million are paying households. The platform is well on course to exceed its target of 1.25 million paying households by the end of the year.