September 16th, 2011
SES... More ORS In The Transponder (SatBroadcasting)
SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced that Österreichischer Rundfunksender (ORS), technical service provider for Austrian public broadcaster ORF and other channels, has contracted an additional transponder on SES’ prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East. The additional transponder is the fourth that ORS contracts on SES. Serving 53 percent of all households, satellite is the leading broadcasting infrastructure in Austria. Following the expansion of an existing agreement, two new channels will be launched in Austria. ORF SPORT PLUS is to be launched by ORF on October 26th. The private broadcaster ATV will also use additional capacity on the ORS transponder and launch ATV2 on December 1st.