SES has announced that the new French sports channels, BeIn Sport 1 and BeIn Sport 2, are broadcast throughout France from the Astra 19.2 degrees East orbital position.
The channels announcement follows the news that CanalSat has decided to sell the two channels to its bouquet subscribers. The channels are also available as on option to subscribers to Orange TV. Astra reaches six million homes in France.
The encrypted two new channels –both transmitted in HD and in SD – are broadcast using satellite capacity contracted by GlobeCast. GlobeCast took up additional SES capacity and uses capacity that had already been contracted.
With GlobeCast as a technical partner, the prime 19.2 degrees East orbital position allows BeIN Sport to optimise its reach and deliver its new sports TV channels and events live.
Sports contracted by the channels include the full set of matches of the French soccer Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, the Champions League, the Europa League, the Liga, and also Serie A and Bundesliga, as well as many other attractive sports.
“We are proud that BeIN Sport has chosen SES satellite capacity to launch its sports channels in France. These new channels reinforce our international line-up on 19.2 degrees East and once again demonstrate that leading global broadcasters rely on SES’ expertise and fleet to reach important markets in Europe,” said Norbert Hölzle, SVP sales Europe at SES.