Catalan public broadcaster closes satellite operations

Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 23-02-2012

Spain’s crippling economic crisis is spreading even to Cataluña where due to the financial squeeze, Catalan public broadcaster Televisió de Catalunya (TVC) will be obliged to cease its TV3 CAT satellite transmissions.
The plug will be pulled on satellite broadcasts from 1 May keeping leaving the service available through cable operators and ADSL TV players such as Movistar Imagenio and ono, and around the world through internet. Subscribers to Canal + will no longer receive the signal through their cable box.
CAT TV3 began service in 1997 and thanks to the Astra and Hispasat satellites became available for free to Europe and parts of America. Broadcast over the Internet will allow anyone anywhere in the world to access the CAT TV3 signal either by computer or by a next-generation connected TV, as the Catalan television firm has long worked to integrate its application connected the maximum number of connected TVs.
The contents of TV3 CAT will remain faithful to the philosophy it has adhered to since inception with programmes in Catalan for 24 hours a day, thereby providing a supply of the best content from TV3, 33 and 3 / 24, among other channels.
This cessation of transmission over satellite will not affect those who receive DTT signal via satellite.