RTL takes more Astra capacity for Swiss channels

German media group RTL has contracted additional satellite capacity from SES to transmit Swiss versions of two more of its channels. 

From 2014, RTL CH and RTL II CH will broadcast from SES’s Astra orbital position of 19.2 degrees east.

The deal will mean that from next year, all four Swiss versions of the German RTL channels will be available on Astra – RTL CH, RTL II CH, Super RTL CH and Vox CH.