SES Astra has announced that the French digital terrestrial channel offer on satellite, TNTSat, broadcast via Astra reported a total of 2.3 million receivers sold at the end of June 2010. Between June 2009 and June 2010 alone, 800,000 receivers were sold.
Consumer electronics manufacturers have now ordered over one million smart cards for the German HD+ satellite platform, according to Stefan Vollmer, spokesperson for Astra Deutschland.
Dance TV HD will start transmissions on the Astra satellite at 23.5 degrees East on Wednesday, July 7. For the time being, the channel will be broadcast free-to-air.
Swedish satellite concern SES Sirius has rebranded as SES Astra. It follows the Luxembourg SES taking full control of the company and its 5 degrees East orbital slot in March.
Ziggo is to carry the new Net 5 3D channel starting in September, according to an announcement by the cableco and the SBS-owned broadcaster. The launch of the Dutch 3D channel had been announced earlier by Eric van Stade, who is in charge of TV activities for the SBS group in the Netherlands (As reported […]
Set to be launched on May 4 during the ANGA Cable show in Cologne, SES Astra and Samsung Electronics announced that they will jointly promote 3D television with a new 3D demo channel. Under the terms of the agreement, Samsung will support SES Astra with 3D television content for the channel.
Arianespace has postponed the Ariane 5 mission carrying the Astra 3B and Comsat/Bw-2 satellite payloads.
More people are watching DTH than cable for the first time, according to the latest SES Astra Satellite Monitor. There are now 77 million satellite and 71 million cable homes.
CNN International will cease broadcasting in analogue on the Astra position at 19.2 degrees East on March 31.
The German analogue DTH switch-off has come a step closer now that the state media authorities suggest all broadcasters end their analogue satellite broadcasts on April 30, 2012.