Published: 10.33 Europe/London, May 17, 2011

Astra Platform Services (APS) in Munich has begun to uplink German music channels Unitel Classica HD and Deluxe Lounge HD to the Astra position at 23.5 degrees East for distribution in Central and East

The two HD music channels will be made available to viewers via the Bulgarian platform Satellite BG and Skylink in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The two channels have been available on satellite since November 2009 in Nagravision encryption, but now APS has added simulcrypt for Irdeto, Cryptowoks and Conax in order to facilitate wider distribution in CEE.

Until now, Unitel Classica HD and Deluxe Lounge HD have only been available to German cable networks