ASTRA is joining forces with Spanish pay-TV operator Sogecable to further develop high definition TV for Spain with the lease of two additional transponders on ASTRA satellites at 19.2°E in 2010. The ASTRA transponders will carry HD channels for subscribers of Sogecable’s Digtal+ service.
"We are very pleased to further intensify our relationship with Sogecable and support its HD developments,” said SES ASTRA President and CEO, Ferdinand Kayser.
Digital+ has been broadcasting via ASTRA 19.2°E since 1993 and currently provides 14 HD channels. Some 1.9 million homes in Spain watch Digital+ and free-to-air channels via ASTRA satellites.
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