SES secures deal with US firm on mobile TV, music services

European satellite giant SES Global's US unit has reached a deal with US company Aloha Partners to beam television and music to mobile phones and other handheld devices, a Reuters report said.

The report, quoting an SES spokesman, said SES Americom, a unit of the world's largest commercial satellite operator, would send music, video and multimedia files to Aloha's re-transmitters in a one-year trial covering the Las Vegas area.

The report said that if successful, the service could be rolled out across the US.

Aloha Partners described itself as the largest owner of 700MHz spectrum radio frequencies in the US, covering 60% of the country, the report said.

It aimed to provide wireless broadband Internet in homes and offices and on the road, the report added.

The report said SES had sealed similar deals last year with US-based companies Crown Castle and MobiTV.