SES Adds Two New Local German Channels on ASTRA
Posted on April 25, 2012 at 03:03 AM EDT
SES (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) announced today that two new Bavarian TV free-to-air programmes are launching on the ASTRA Satellite System at the end of April. The two channels, Franken Fernsehen in Nuremberg and a.tv in Augsburg, were previously local part time programmes and now extend their offer to full time. The channels will use former analogue capacity on ASTRA as of 30 April, when broadcasters in Germany will switch off the analogue satellite signals.
“The launch of two new channels on ASTRA is additional proof that digitalisation leads to further demand for the former analogue capacity,” said Wolfgang Elsaesser, Managing Director of ASTRA Germany. “It also shows that digitalisation is increasing the programme offer for viewers. Making unencrypted local content available throughout the whole country is a strength that only satellite can offer.”
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