Satellite Stories

Satellite Stories

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SES is the world’s leading satellite operator. We connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide. Satellite Stories host Kristina Smith-Meyer discusses what matters most to our customers and hears how the services SES provide really make a difference. For more information about what we do, visit SES.com.


LuxStream Part I: Inflight Connectivity For The Elite Traveller
Aug 9 • 12 min
When Christopher Bing was 6 years old he built his own airport out of plywood and shoeboxes. Now a pilot for Raytheon Technologies, he spends his working days flying rockstars, athletes and CEOs across the globe. But customer service as a private pilot…
Ethiosat Part II: TV studio to living room - Ethiosat in practice
Jun 30 • 22 min
Meet the Ethiopian television producers, presenters and viewers all benefiting from using the Ethiosat TV platform. Part two of this short series on Satellite Stories podcast explores how SES collaborated with local broadcasters and associations to…
Ethiosat Part I: Empowering Ethiopians with the HD quality and content they deserve
May 27 • 21 min
For decades, Ethiopians only had access to unreliable and inconsistent quality television content. Now with a new specially created platform - Ethiosat is finally enabling local broadcasters to deliver locally produced and focused content, at HD quality…
O3b mPOWER: Cruise & Maritime
Jan 17 • 19 min
Keeping cargo crew and cruise passengers connected has become a given, not a luxury. Whether considering the welfare of officers out at sea for months and months, or holidaymakers wanting to share their photos with friends and family back home - SES is…
O3b mPOWER: Technology
Jan 16 • 19 min
What does O3b stand for? Why is SES investing in MEO over LEO? And what inspired the engineering and technical development behind SES’s upcoming project - O3b mPOWER? Stewart Sanders, Executive Vice President of Technology and O3b mPOWER Programme…
O3b mPOWER: Governments
Jan 15 • 28 min
From analysing firefighters health data, to communicating on the front lines in conflict zones, to managing a complex election process in land-locked Burkino Faso. Satellites deliver the real time data essential to government operations. So, this time we…
O3b mPOWER: Oil Rigs & The Energy Sector
Jan 13 • 18 min
LEO, MEO, GEO and soon O3b mPOWER… Continuing our mini series on O3b mPOWER, today we meet Morten Hansen, VP of Commercial Maritime & Energy Sales at SES. From Skyping on a ship in Brazil, to dangling from a helicopter basket above the Norwegian…
O3b mPOWER: Cloud Based Partnerships
Jan 12 • 16 min
From Microsoft to IBM Global Services to Amazon and Netflix…the importance of offering reliable and secure public and private cloud based services is something SES is continuing to build upon. On this episode of Satellite Stories, we discuss why global…
A little black box to wallpaper TV & Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 8k
Dec 15, 2019 • 19 min
What’s the future role of the TV in your living room? How big a difference does screen quality really make? And what’s all the buzz about with regards to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics being filmed in 8k? Martin Faehnrich, Panasonic’s standardisation…
OU Flex Part II: Football, Copa America and Broadcasting in Brazil
Nov 19, 2019 • 18 min
How do you make sure millions of football fans can watch their team play without having a golden ticket to the game? On this episode of Satellite Stories, Kristina Smith-Meyer travels to Brazil to see SES’s OU Flex being used first-hand by broadcasters -…
OU Flex Part I: VR Mountain Biking & Snow Volleyball in the Austrian Alps
Sep 30, 2019 • 18 min
How do you live stream niche sports in the Austrian alps? How do broadcasters ensure breaking news can be reported in a remote location immediately with little preparation? One of the many services SES offers is OU Flex. On this episode of Satellite…
Online Video Streaming and OTT’s Future
Aug 19, 2019 • 12 min
BBC iPlayer, Netflix, SkyGo, YouTube - a handful of online video services we’re all likely to have used at some point in the last few months. These days, we no longer rely on viewing our favourite TV show live in our living room. As consumers, we now…
The Future of In-Flight Entertainment
Jul 22, 2019 • 15 min
Personalised passenger experience, watching films in 4k and closing the gap between life on the ground with life in the air… Just a few of the insights offered by Gustavo Nader, head of strategy for Thales InFlyt Experience. But what role does SES play…
Market Research – Why It Matters To SES
Jun 11, 2019 • 21 min
“Applying common sense to the number madness…” That’s how Ricardo Topham, Senior Market & Business Analyst at SES describes his job. It’s a role which sees him travel all corners of the world - finding out what matters most to our customers and seeing…
The Story Behind ASTRA 1B Satellite
May 20, 2019 • 14 min
Ever wondered how TV changed from SD to HD? And curious in how the number of channels has vastly increased over the years? On episode 2 of Satellite Stories, we look into the history of one of SES’s geostationary satellites - Astra 1B launched back in…