Business channel em24 launches on Astra

By Robert Briel | November 14, 2008 | 14:32 UK

SES Astra today announced that em24, a digital business- and lifestyle channel, has started broadcasting on the ASTRA satellite system. The new channel will broadcast its German language programme free-to-air from the 19.2 degrees East orbital position.

em24 is operated by Luxembourg-based EuproMedia. The programme, a mix of information, educational programmes and entertainment, will also be made available via live streaming on the internet. “We combine the large coverage of satellite TV with the high potential of internet reach”, Prof. Dr. André Reuter, Managing Partner of EuproMedia, said in a statement.