Deutsche Welle to leave Astra

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle is to leave the Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East at the end of the year.

The move involves Deutsche Welle TV, as well as the two radio channels currently broadcast over the satellite.

From January 1, 2010, the TV channel and two radio stations DW01 and DW04 will only be available in Europe from the Eutelsat Hot Bird position at 13 degrees East.