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SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and Red Bee Media has unveiled an industry leading remote recording service for satellite reception devices. SatRecord is a new satellite-based TV remote recording service which will provide consumers with the flexibility of recording their favourite TV programme via internet-connected devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones from wherever they may be.
Consumers will enter a request to record TV programmes using their PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones via an EPG (electronic programming guide). The request is then sent over-the-air directly to their set-top boxes enabled for SatRecord service.
“Driving innovation is key to increasing the competitive proposition of satellite TV. By enabling consumers to record their favourite TV programmes easily, the new SatRecord initiative will create stronger user retention to satellite infrastructure. Together with leading consumer electronics partners, we are again demonstrating our ability to provide additional value to the satellite TV industry,” said Wilfried Urner, Senior Vice President, Product Development and Management of SES.
Steve Plunkett, Chief Technology Officer of Red Bee Media, commented, “We are proud to work with SES to develop this industry leading solution. Red Bee Media is committed to delivering technical excellence, innovation and cutting-edge solutions that help our clients and their consumers to stay at the very forefront of the media revolution. Together with SES, we look forward to establishing SatRecord as the standard of choice.”
Visitors of the SES stand (Hall 1, Stand 1.B51) at IBC in Amsterdam will be able to see prototype devices of SatRecord-enabled PVRs and record TV programmes via satellite. SatRecord will become available on the first satellite receivers in Germany in 2013 and will be offered later in specific European countries.
Further information under: www.ses.com/satrecord
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 51 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com and www.ses.com/satrecord
About Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media is one of the world’s leading media management companies. Working with broadcasters, content owners, platform operators and brands, the company blends technology and creative expertise to provide a range of services designed specifically for the media industry; from playout, access services, content discovery and multi-platform hosting to companion applications and brand consultancy.