Working together with SSVC
, SES WORLD SKIES is providing cost-efficient satellite delivery to one of the most compelling and important missions today - keeping troops around the world connected," said Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President of Sales, Europe and CIS, for SES WORLD SKIES.
When SSVC won a new contract with the Royal Navy to provide a unique multi-channel TV service to dozens of vessels, we quickly put together a plan that met their existing obligations as well as their complex expansion needs in the most efficient, economical and reliable configuration.
To provide the service, SSVC will use capacity on New Skies' NSS-806 and NSS-703 satellites, delivering a package of digital television channels to nearly 65 vessels patrolling the waters of North, South and Central America, as well as Antarctica, Africa and the Mediterranean.
This latest agreement significantly expands upon an earlier deal announced in September 2003, in which SSVC selected New Skies' NSS-7 satellite to deliver BFBS Radio and TV to British military bases throughout the Atlantic Ocean region.