SES Americom Rolls Out IP-PRIME Throughout North America


Satellite-service provider SES Americom announced that its IP-PRIME Internet-protocol-TV product is now available to telecommunications companies throughout North America.

“We invested tens of millions of dollars and over two years developing IP-PRIME and put the solution through extensive testing so that we can be sure we're offering our customers the most complete, easiest-to-deploy and most cost-effective path for them to offer their subscribers television service,” said Bill Squadron, senior vice president of media partnerships at SES Americom. “The result of our efforts is that SES Americom is the first company to bring an end-to-end, satellite-based television service to market built completely on the new MPEG-4 video standard.”

IP-PRIME comes with existing transport agreements for more than 275 television channels and more than 100 digital-music channels, as well as HD, pay-per-view and video-on-demand programming options, according to the company.