SES transfers capacity from AMC-9 satellite following anomaly

SES announced that, following a significant anomaly, the company is in the process of transferring capacity from its AMC-9 satellite.

“SES has taken immediate action in contacting all customers and is working to transfer services to alternative satellite capacity in order to minimise disruption”, said the company in a statement. The incident was noted on the morning of Saturday, 17 June 2017.

AMC-9 provided Ku-band and C-band coverage over the U.S. and Mexico. The satellite was manufactured by Alcatel/Thales and was launched in 2003.

The company said it is working with the manufacturer to establish the cause of the anomaly and is evaluating all satellite recovery options. In addition, SES reported that the full impact of the anomaly is still being assessed.

 

At the end of 2015, Mexico´s Televisa contracted C-band transponders on this satellite to broadcast its channel Canal 2, Canal 5 and Canal 9 to millions of homes across Mexico.