Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 15-09-2011

ORS, the technical services subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has rented a new transponder on Astra (19.2° East).

The additional capacity will be used by ORF and commercial broadcaster ATV to distribute further TV channels to DTH satellite households in Austria.

On 26 October 2011, ORF will launch sports channel ORF Sport Plus on the new transponder. ATV will transmit its new sister channel ATV2 on the slot from 1 December 2011.

53% of Austria's 3.5 million TV households receive their TV channels via Astra (19.2° East). Almost all domestic DTH households (97%) have already made the move to digital television.