SES Government Solutions gets BBG managed services contract

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) subsidiary SES Government Solutions (SES GS) was awarded a managed services contract to support the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the company said.

The service will support the Broadcasting Board of Governors in broadcasting US Government civilian content across the world via SES satellites. The single Firm-Fixed-Price Task Order will service some of the existing BBG´s satellite capacity requirements. SES GS will provide high quality satellite solutions and possesses the agility to reach BBG´s distribution hubs, news bureaus, and international audiences via satellite and terrestrial connectivity.

The contract for these SES GS managed services includes a one-year base period, with four one-year option periods for a total value of approximately USD 15 million over the period of performance. Under this new agreement, the BBG has employed a new model for purchasing COMSAT as a managed service, which effectively obviates having several disparate contracts for each part of their broadcasting infrastructure. The agreement was executed using the US Government´s Custom COMSAT Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle, allowing federal agencies to build large, complex, custom end-to-end satellite solutions.

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator, with more than 50 geostationary satellites (GEO) and, through its subsidiary O3b Networks, 12 medium Earth orbit satellites (MEO).

SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES, is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the US Government.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising all US government-supported, civilian international media, whose mission is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.