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We are a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide. We own and operate a fleet of 50 geostationary satellites that are complemented by a network of teleports and offices located around the globe. This far-reaching infrastructure enables our customers to reach 99% of the world’s population and places SES at the heart of the global communications chain. We are headquartered in Luxembourg and operate worldwide through dedicated regional teams. We are listed on Euronext Paris and on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (SESG).
Cable distribution Our global coverage makes it ideal for us to seamlessly deliver your latest TV content to cable headends around the world. Today, over 150 million cable TV homes in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific receive programming from our satellites. Our highly reliable ground and satellite technology is optimised for media content, ensuring that content arrives at the right place, at the right time and at the right cost. You can rely on SES to deliver: Coverage across 99% of the global population Reliability with three levels of redundancy High bandwidth for HD and 3D channels Easily expandable services Optimised for content distribution
SES S.A. is a global satellite owner and operator based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg and is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol SESG. It is a component of the LuxX, CAC Next 20 and Euronext 100 indices. SES is the world’s second-largest telecommunications satellite operator by revenue and operates a fleet of 50 geostationary satellites able to reach 99% of the World’s population. These satellites provide satellite communication services to businesses and government agencies, and broadcast TV and radio channels to audiences worldwide. As of the end of 2011 SES satellites carry over 5,200 TV channels (including over 1200 in high definition), more than 1000 radio stations, and 44 direct-to-home (DTH) platforms across the world. Originally founded in 1985 as Société Européenne des Satellites, the company was renamed SES Global in 2001 and in 2006 reverted to SES. SES is one of the global market leaders of satellite communications services and a pioneer in many important industry developments. SES pioneered DTH transmission, free-to-air broadcast neighbourhoods and co-location of satellites, digital broadcasting, and HDTV. In 2007 SES was named ‘Satellite Operator of the Year’ and CEO, Romain Bausch is the recipient of honours including ‘Satellite Executive of the Year’ in 2002.
SES was formed on the initiative and support of the Luxembourg Government in 1985 as Société Européenne des Satellites (SES). The Luxembourg State remains a major shareholder. In 1988, as Europe’s first private satellite operator, SES launched its first satellite, Astra 1A, to the 19.2° east orbital position. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV, along with German broadcasters Pro7, Sat.1, and RTL were among Astra’s first major customers
Betzdorf (Luxembourgish: Betzder) is a commune and village in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Grevenmacher, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher. The commune's administrative centre is Berg.
Betzdorf Castle (Luxembourgish: Betzder Schlass, French: Château de Betzdorf, German: Betzdorf Schloss/Schloss Betzdorf) is a former castle in the commune of Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg. It is the headquarters of SES S.A., the world's largest satellite operator in terms of revenue and the largest component of Luxembourg Stock Exchange's main LuxX Index. It is located north-west of Betzdorf village, to the north of the CFL Line 30 railway line. Since its acquisition by SES, the company has built a large commercial and industrial centre around the castle. It should not be confused with Berg Castle, located in nearby Berg, which serves as the communal headquarters for Betzdorf. History The castle was the home of Hereditary Grand Duke Jean from his marriage to Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, on 9 April 1953, until 16 November 1964, when he succeeded to the Grand Duchy upon Grand Duchess Charlotte's resignation. All of Jean and Joséphine-Charlotte's children were born at Betzdorf Castle: Princess Marie-Astrid (born 17 February 1954) Grand Duke Henri (born 16 April 1955) Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha (twins born 15 May 1957) Prince Guillaume (born 1 May 1963) After the vacation by new Grand Duke's family, the castle became a nursing home, which it remained until 1982. In July of that year, the castle served as a base camp for 3,000 Scouts celebrating the 75th anniversary of the movement's foundation. Afterwards, it was left empty until SES bought the castle in 1986 and began extensive development work to make it their headquarters
This data set includes three lists of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product per capita at nominal values, the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year, converted at market exchange rates to current U.S. dollars, divided by the average (or mid-year) population for the same year.
Luxembourg is divided into 3 districts, which are further divided into 12 cantons and then 116 communes. Twelve of the communes have city status, of which the city of Luxembourg is the largest. The districts are Diekirch, Grevenmacher, and Luxembourg.
This far-reaching infrastructure enables our customers to reach 99% of the world’s population and places SES at the heart of the global communications chain.
Originally posted by jazz10
reply to post by michael1983l
It just seems weird that all of the media we seem to readily feed upon originates from a main source. Could it be here where the propaganda stems from? Also what i see interesting is those at the top of the GDP are not those waging wars?
No thats sets me off thinking indeed