SES ASTRA cooperates with Sogecable on HD in Spain

Date: Wed, 08/04/2010 - 11:44

SES ASTRA, an SES company, announced that it further intensifies its cooperation with the Spanish pay-TV operator Sogecable and supports the development of its High Definition (HD) direct-to-home (DTH) offer

SES ASTRA cooperates with Sogecable on HD in Spain Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO of SES ASTRA

As part of the cooperation, SES ASTRA provides Sogecable two additional satellite transponders in 2010 at its prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East.
Sogecable is a long-standing ASTRA customer, broadcasting from 19.2 degrees East since its launch in 1993. It operates under the pay-TV brand Digital+ which has 1.8 million subscribers. SES ASTRA reaches 1.9 million free- and pay-TV households in Spain.
SES ASTRA is the leading HD platform in Europe, with 135 HD channels and around six million HD viewers on its satellite fleet. The Luxembourg-based company is operating in the main European TV markets with major customers, also managing the HD+ platform for commercial HD broadcasting in Germany.
Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO of SES ASTRA, said: "We are very pleased to further intensify our relationship with Sogecable and support its HD developments. Our major activities in HD underline our role as a leading HD platform and technical service provider across all our major European markets."

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