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SES clutches at Kartina TV straw as OTT-DTH trend-bucker

In entirely expected news, SES recorded a third quarter video revenue slump of 6.4% from the previous year, in fact an improvement from the previous quarter’s 10.4% shrinkage, but ultimately culminating in an 8.1% year to date decline. Should this be perceived as an unlikely sign of recovery at SES Video or rather sustained instability within the satellite fleet operator’s core business? Going by Faultline’s conversation with SES at IBC 2019, the company would want us and our readers to believe the former, although the latter is the reality. Video revenues are veering precariously on the €300 million a quarter mark, with Q3 video revenues coming in at €302.2 million compared to €300.5 million in Q2. This appears steady but…

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