SES Americom Initiates Service On AMC-11
Princeton, N.J.-based SES Americom began offering commercial service on its recently launched AMC-11 satellite at the spacecraft’s orbital position 22,000 miles above North America.
Cable programmers now will be better positioned than ever before to meet growing consumer demand for high-definition television (HDTV) entertainment, company officials said. SES Americom, the U.S. satellite-operating unit of SES Global [SESG], announced the A2100 Lockheed Martin-built [LMT] spacecraft will complete the planned HD-PRIME service offering that would use AMC-11 in tandem with the already operating AMC-10 to form America’s only two-satellite HD cable neighborhood.
The two satellites will reach more than 80 million homes. AMC-11’s identical twin satellite, AMC-10, kicked off service last May.