Astra to offer IFA reports in HDTV

Jörn Krieger

Satellite operator SES Astra will offer coverage of the latest developments at international consumer electronics fair Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) on its HDTV demonstration channel on Astra (19.2° East).

In addition to the presentation of new products from the fields of consumer electronics and household devices, viewers will be taken on a foray into the fair, which runs from September 4 to 9 in Berlin. From August 28 the first preview shows will provide information on the event.

The daily programmes, presented in English, will commence at 10:00 CET during the fair and will be repeated every two hours. Highlights from the event will be shown after its closure until September 18. The service will be operated jointly by IFA event organiser gfu, IFA International TV and SES Astra, with playout provided by Astra subsidiary APS Astra Platform Services.

The HDTV presentation channel is available free-to-air on the frequency 11.303 GHz H (SR 22,000, FEC 2/3).