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Profile of registrant

SES S.A.

Identification number in the register: 93799097410-24
Registration date: 13/12/11 14:54:03

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/11/13 15:37:40
The date of the last annual update was 18/11/13 15:37:40


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: SES S.A.
Acronym: SES
Legal status: S.A.
Website address: http://www.ses.com

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Nancy Eskenazi
Position: Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Christine Leurquin
Position: VP, Institutional Relations

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Chateau de Betzdorf 
Betzdorf L-6815
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone number: (+352) 710 725 1
Fax number: (+352) 710 725 532
Other contact information: SES Belgium
55, Avenue de Tervueren
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium

Christine Leurquin
Cecil Ameil
Nima Azarmgin

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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 49 satellites (Nov 2011) 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 25
Complementary information: Legal commercial and engineering teams + Brussels' office

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Cécil Ameil 20/11/13 18/11/14

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Advocacy for Satellite communications at EU level (mostly with Parliament and Commission)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Regional Policy
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




ESOA (European Satellite Operator Association)
GVF (Global Vsat Forum)
ISI (Integral SatCom Initiative - ETP)
UK Intellect
ESPI (European Space Policy Institute)
Kangaroo Group

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 11/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.