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June 2nd, 2011

SES ASTRA... Ten HD Channels Without Charge (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] This new agreement finds leading channels now being made available in Germany...

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has announced that Nickelodeon HD and Comedy Central HD are now also available via HD+ in Germany following an agreement between MTV Networks, HD+ and SES. Consequently, the HD+ offer now comprises ten free TV HD channels, which are transmitted in encrypted form. HD+ is a technical platform from SES ASTRA for encrypted broadcasting and reception of commercial free TV programmes in HD quality. The free TV channels as part of the HD+ offering currently include Nickelodeon HD, Comedy Central HD, RTL HD, Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD, VOX HD, kabel eins HD, RTL2 HD, SPORT1 HD and sixx HD. For HD+, no fixed contract or subscription obligations apply. Following a one year trial period free of charge, customers pay a fixed technical service fee of 50 euros per year. This translates into a payment of 4.16 euros per month.