SES Astra has secured Central European Media Enterprises (CME) as the anchor customer for its 31.5 degrees East orbital slot in Romania and Bulgaria. CME has a presence in six Central and East European countries, its TV interests including Pro TV, Pro TV International, Acasa, Pro Cinema, Sport.ro and MTV Romania in Romania and bTV, […]
In its 25th year of business, satellite operator SES has demonstrated there remains room for growth, turning in a nine-month revenues of €1,277 million and an operating profit up 7.9% at €591.6 million.
SES Astra is to include TV Genius’ Content Discovery Platform as part of a relaunch of its consumer websites in the UK, France and Germany.
IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. Sky Deutschland and Astra’s HD + platform are still in discussion about interoperability of their respective HD receivers, said Ferdinand Keyser, CEO and President of SES Astra.
A new initiative to support the introduction of 3D television in Europe has been announced by SES Astra. It involves a common understanding of the minimum technical standards required for the introduction of 3DTV and has already received the backing of major European broadcasters, both public and private, and the consumer electronics industry.
IFA 2010 – BERLIN. SES Astra will broadcast in 3D on their 3D demo channel from the IFA, the consumer electronics show to be held in Berlin from September 3 – 8. Reception of the demo channel on Astra’s 23.5 degrees East position is possible across Europe and free-to-air.
SES Astra is to lease another two transponders to Sogecable as part of the development of its high definition offer. The transponders will go live later this year.
It is something not even Paul the Octopus could have predicted, that Germans might gain enthusiasm for high definition, and according to an Astra survey 40% are also interested in 3DTV.
Netherlands-based Dance TV HD started broadcasting yesterday (July 7) on the Astra 23.5 degrees East orbital position. Uplinking is taking place from the Astra Playout services centre in Munich, Germany.
SES Astra has signed an agreement with the leading Polish data network operator NASK to offer its satellite-based broadband service ASTRA2Connect to business customers in Poland.