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ARD extends SD broadcasting deal with SES Astra

Friday 16 March 2018 | 11:27 CET | News
German public broadcaster ARD has extended its contract with the Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES Astra to broadcast its public service channels in SD through the middle of 2020. The deal thus secures ARD's transponder capacities via the Astra orbital position 19.2 degrees East. Astra Germany CEO Christoph Muehleib said he welcomed ARD's decision given that SD transmissions are still the "lived standard" for most households in Germany.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: ARD / SES / SES Astra
Countries: Germany
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