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  • Jan
  • 31

Over 650,000 receivers for TNTSat, the French digital terrestrial TV offer via satellite, were sold during 2011, which, as the service approaches its fifth anniversary, brings the total number of systems sold to 3.3 million.

TNTSat provides access to the full TNT service for viewers across all of France unable to receive it terrestrially, including 19 free-to-air channels, the 24 regional versions of France 3, and TV8 Mont Blanc (with Arte, France 2, M6 and TF1 in high definition), as well as 11 additional French-language channels and 40 French radio stations, all broadcast from ASTRA 19.2°E.

Visit www.tntsat.tv for more information

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ASTRA, France, TNTSAT

  • Jan
  • 30

After more than 10 years as one of the most popular international dance music websites, Dance Trippin has launched a free-to-air dedicated dance music channel broadcasting from the ASTRA 23.5°E satellites. Based in Amsterdam, Dance Trippin broadcasts 24 hours a day with a mix of in-house produced content, mainly recorded live DJ sets from leading clubs around the world.

Visit www.dancetrippin.tv for more information

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Internet, Satellite

  • Jan
  • 29

Fair-Weather TV

By: SES

German cable weather channel, Deutsches Wetter Fernsehen (DWF) is now available free-to-air via the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites. The Munich-based channel broadcasts 24 hours a day with weather forecasts, documentaries and advice programmes.

Visit www.wetterfernsehen.de for more information

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ASTRA, Germany

  • Jan
  • 18

The third channel, La Trois, from Belgian public broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) has been added to the TéléSAT Numerique DTH platform. The TéléSAT channels are aimed at French-speaking residents of Belgium and broadcast from the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites. La Trois joins sister RTBF channels La Une and La Deux, as well as Club RTL, Plug RTL and RTL TVi.

Visit www.telesat.be for more information

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19.2, ASTRA, Belgium, DTH

  • Jan
  • 17

Connected TV is set to take off in Spain this year. Following formal adoption in Spain of the HbbTV standard for integrating online content with broadcast TV, connected TV applications and agreements have been announced by several channels including Canal Plus, Antena3, Tele5 and TV3, and La1, La2, Canal 24 Horas and Teledeporte from the state broadcaster, RTVE.

The HbbTV service from RTVE includes access to 50,000 programmes and will be available through smart TVs including models from LG, Samsung and Sony. Spanish electronics and ICT industry association, Ametic estimates that 25% of the 4.5 million TVs expected to be sold this year will be HbbTV-ready sets.

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) standard, founded by broadcasting and electronics companies including SES (operator of the ASTRA satellites), enables content delivered via the Internet, such as catch-up services and television ‘apps', to be seamlessly combined with broadcast TV.

Visit www.ametic.es for more information

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HbbTV, Spain, TV

  • Jan
  • 16

TV5 Monde, the international French-language channel broadcasting from ASTRA 19.2°E, has launched an online catch-up service to view programmes up to seven days after transmission. The service is available in all European countries except the UK.

Visit www.tv5mondeplus.com for more information

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19.2, ASTRA

  • Jan
  • 07

DTH for Georgia

By: SES

Georgia’s first domestic direct-to-home satellite TV service is broadcasting from ASTRA 1G at 31.5°E to 60cm dishes across Georgia and the Caucasus region. The MagtiSat platform uses the DVB-S2 MPEG-4 format with BulCrypt encryption to provide 66 standard definition and five high definition channels, and this is expected to increase to about 100 channels in the future. With Romanian platform, CME and Ukrainian Ukrkosmos, the launch of MagtiSat confirms ASTRA’s newest satellite position at 31.5°E as the orbital hotspot for the region.

Visit www.magticom.ge for more information


  • Jan
  • 06

The first TV channel dedicated to European cinema has launched as part of the SkyLink pay-TV platform for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Film Europe broadcasts 24 a day from the ASTRA 23.5°E position and shows 500 films each year from all 50 countries in greater Europe, with the emphasis on quality titles that “push the film making art to the limit”. Film Europe hopes to expand broadcasting to other countries in the future.

Visit www.filmeurope.eu for more information

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ASTRA, Skylink

 

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