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April 27th, 2011

SES ASTRA... A Demo Driver (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] This new agreement brings 3D demo broadcasting to Spain...

Spanish operator Digital+ has launched a 3D demo channel on SES ASTRA's ASTRA . The new demo channel called — Canal+ 3D Demo — is broadcast via SES ASTRA’s orbital position 23.5 degrees East and is available free-to-air (FTA) across Europe. Pioneering 3D broadcasting in Spain, Digital+ has launched the new 3D channel to allow installers and retailers to showcase 3D television at the point of sales. The channel will feature high quality 3D content including features film clips and concert clips during daytime. To date, SES ASTRA broadcasts six commercial 3D channels from Europe’s first broadcasters and program operators, including BSkyB in the UK, Canal+ in France, Sky in Germany, Viasat in Scandinavia and Brava 3D and Penthouse 3D catering to a pan-European audience. In addition, SES ASTRA features its own 3D demo channel bringing the total number of 3D channel including commercial and demo channels to eight.