Satellite operator SES has reported financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The company’s revenue at constant exchange rate (FX) grew by 7.2%, excluding German analogue impact.

International revenue increased by 9.3% over H1 2012 to EUR 252.8 million, on a constant FX basis, as new capacity addressing emerging markets was successfully commercialised. Available satellite capacity increased by 74 transponders compared to H1 2012. 

New businesses in Asia included a renewal and capacity extension agreement with Thai DTH broadcaster IPMTV. The agreement renews capacity on the NSS-6 satellite and secures new capacity on SES-8, scheduled to be launched in Q4 2013. In addition, Mediascape, a leading DTH operator in the Philippines, extended its partnership with SES via a new multi-year, multi-transponder deal on SES-7. The new capacity expansion will allow MediaScape to expand its services for the provision of DTH satellite TV.