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July 28th, 2010

SES ASTRA + Sogecable... Two, Two, Two Transponders Taken (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] SES ASTRA has furthered its cooperation with the Spanish pay-TV operator Sogecable.

As part of the cooperation, SES ASTRA provides Sogecable two additional satellite transponders at its prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East. Sogecable is a long-standing ASTRA customer and 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, and is also the leading HD platform in Europe, with 135 HD channels and in the neighborhood of six million HD viewers. The Luxembourg-based company is operating in the main European TV markets with major customers and also manages the HD+ platform for commercial HD broadcasting in Germany.