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SES Confirms Satellite Leadership in TV Channel Carriage and High Definition Transmission

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced that it is confirming its satellite leadership in TV channel carriage and high definition transmission, reports.

By year-end 2011, SES broadcasts over 5,200 TV channels, including over 1,200 High Definition (HD) channels. In the second half of 2011 alone, SES added more than 100 HD channels.

While North America and Europe contribute the majority of the channels broadcast on SES satellites, an increasing portion of the channel growth is coming from emerging markets such as Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa.

SES now carries 44 directly – to home (DTH) platforms, more than any other satellite operator in the world. In addition to over 5,200 TV channels, close to 1,000 radio channels are broadcast via the global satellite fleet of SES.