SES Astra signs first Italian station at 19.2E
May 27th, 2011 - 16:45 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

SES Astra has signed a first broadcaster for Direct-to-Home services in Italy. Italian TV operator Promosat will use capacity on SES Astra’s 19.2 degrees East orbital position for the free-to-air transmission of its ABChannel to TV viewers in Italy.

ABChannel provides popular entertainment, including feature films, TV series and documentaries. The channel will help to significantly increase the attractiveness of SES Astra’s 19.2 degrees East orbital position, which to date reaches more than 2 million households in Italy.

ABChannel can be received with the following parameters:

* Satellite: Astra 1L
* Transponder: 1.037
* Frequency: 11023.25
* Polarization: H-Pol
* Fec: 5/6