II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Companies & groups
Chateau de Betzdorf, 1
(+352) 710 725 1
Mr Gerald Oberst
Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affair
Ms Christine Leurquin
VP, Institutional Relations
SES is one of the world's leading commercial telecoms satellite operators. SES provides services in Europe, North America and the rest of the world. SES owns and operates a global fleet of 54 satellites (Dec 2014) which cover an area that is home to 99% of the world’s population. The company leases transmission capacity on these satellites to public service and commercial TV broadcasters, to enable the distribution of programme content to viewers, either direct-to-home, or via cable networks. SES also sells capacity to corporations and telecoms operators as well as to government agencies and institutional customers. The SES satellite fleet is the world’s leading platform for the broadcasting of audio-visual media. SES is also the world’s leading platform for High Definition TV, carrying more than 1,000 HD channels worldwide. In 2010, the company generated roughly 70% of its total turnover from capacity sales for video transmission. In addition to the capacity business, SES provides service activities which essentially support customers' use of satellite capacity. These include activities such as play-out, multiplexing, encryption and satellite uplinks for broadcasters, dedicated networks and broadband intemet connectivity by satellite for corporations and telcos, and a wide array of services ranging from hosted payloads to dedicated satellite capacity and customised networks for government agencies.
SES serves the Western, continental and Eastern European markets as far east as Russia. The principal application is television broadcasting, both for DTH reception and for redistribution through cable networks.
SES is the leading provider of DTH transmission capacity in Europe, using the ASTRA satellite fleet, as well as other capacity on the SES fleet to carry content to European viewers. In North America, SES provides services to broadcasters, cable networks, VSAT network operators, direct-to-home platform providers, private network providers, intemet service providers, mobile broadband providers, government agencies, educational institutions, telephone companies, corporations as well as civil and military agencies of the U.S. government.
SES provides transponder capacity services to cable programmers and leading television broadcaster networks distributing programming to virtually all cable head-ends and hundreds of network affiliates, as well as to the major DTH distributors, multiple dwelling systems and hotels. SES supplies DTH satellite broadcaster EchoStar and its affiliated companies with transmission capacity to supplement its own fleet.
SES' international operations in emerging markets provide transponder capacity for regional inter-connectivity as well as for specific services and applications within Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, South Asia and the Asia Pacific region. SES' Latin American broadcast neighbourhood serves over 18 million cable households. SES satellites over Asia and Africa support approximately 900 video channels and twelve direct-to-home platforms. In the fast-growing Indian market, SES satellites are the home of the first two direct-to-home TV platforms. Corporate information:SES is a public limited company (société anonyme) that is incorporated and registered with the trade and companies register in Luxembourg under number B 81267. SES does business under the SES banner, and uses the well-established ASTRA brand in the core European direct-to-home market.SES also owns participations in regional satellite operators Ciel (Canada), QuetzSat (Mexico), YahLive (Middle East) and Solaris Mobile Europe). SES is also an important shareholder in O3b Networks, a fully-funded venture which projects to operate a Medium Earth Orbit satellite constellation to provide high-throughput connectivity to developing areas of the world. SES is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange under SESG.
Digital Single Market
Security and Defense Policy
Advocacy for Satellite communications at EU level (mostly with Parliament and Commission)
100%: 2 25%: 1
Legal commercial and engineering teams + Brussels' office
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ESOA (European Satellite Operator Association)
GVF (Global Vsat Forum)
Networld 2020 (ETP)
5G PPP Associatiom
ESPI (European Space Policy Institute)
01/2014 - 11/2014
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.