SES ASTRA cooperates with Sogecable on HD in Spain
Date: Wed, 08/04/2010 - 11:44
SES ASTRA, an SES company, announced that it further intensifies its cooperation with the Spanish pay-TV operator Sogecable and supports the development of its High Definition (HD) direct-to-home (DTH) offer
As part of the cooperation, SES ASTRA provides Sogecable two additional satellite transponders in 2010 at its prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East.
Sogecable is a long-standing ASTRA customer, broadcasting from 19.2 degrees East since its launch in 1993. It operates under the pay-TV brand Digital+ which has 1.8 million subscribers. SES ASTRA reaches 1.9 million free- and pay-TV households in Spain.
SES ASTRA is the leading HD platform in Europe, with 135 HD channels and around six million HD viewers on its satellite fleet. The Luxembourg-based company is operating in the main European TV markets with major customers, also managing the HD+ platform for commercial HD broadcasting in Germany.
Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO of SES ASTRA, said: "We are very pleased to further intensify our relationship with Sogecable and support its HD developments. Our major activities in HD underline our role as a leading HD platform and technical service provider across all our major European markets."