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April 22nd, 2012

SES + RTL... Capacity Gained... (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced that the media group RTL Germany has signed a deal with SES...

...to increase its broadcasting capacity at the 19.2 degrees East orbital position by one additional transponder. As of May 1st, the media group RTL Germany will use a former analog transponder on the ASTRA Satellite System to expand its HD channel offer and broadcast the Austrian versions of RTL HD, RTL II HD and VOX HD via HD Austria, the HD-program platform of M7 Group`s AustriaSat.

SUPER RTL HD will also be carried on this transponder and join the HD+ platform in Germany, becoming the fourth channel from media group RTL Germany to join HD+. In March, SES had already concluded an agreement with RTL to provide additional capacity for the transmission of the new free-to-air entertainment channel RTL NITRO.