SES Platform Services and K-NET partner to provide quality satellite channels for West Africa

Technology & Convergence

LUXEMBOURG, 24 May 2016 – SES, a leading satellite operator, today announced that SES Platform Services (SES PS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has strengthened its partnership with K-NET, an ICT and Telecoms platform services company based in Ghana, to create a joint venture. The new partnership will contract SES capacity, SES PS’s and K-NET’s services, and aim to bring high picture quality content to the homes of millions of viewers by strengthening the direct-to-home (DTH) platform and also providing digital terrestrial television (DTT) services via SES’s prime orbital position at 28.2 degrees East.

The joint venture will use SES’s high-powered satellite capacity, K-NET’s highly-efficient teleport services and SES PS’s reliable video platform services. This partnership will offer a unified bouquet of high quality free-to-air (FTA) and free-to-view (FTV) channels, from all over West Africa, as well as some popular international channels, to millions of viewers in the region.

The partnership will ensure that consumers, especially in Ghana where 98% SES Satellite Monitor Survey Results for Ghana year-end 2014 of satellite households are serviced by SES satellites, receive newer and higher quality viewing formats and also have access to connected services when they become available.
Source: Press Release