Channel 4 takes more capacity on Astra for HD

Satellite operator SES has struck a new long-term contract with UK broadcaster Channel 4 to provide additional capacity on its recently launched Astra 1N satellite.

The new capacity will be used to transmit Channel 4’s main high-definition service together with further HD services over the coming years.

Channel 4 already has three transponders under contract at SES’s 28.2˚ East orbital slot.

SES plans to bring into service three new satellites at 28.2˚ East over the next three years (Astra 2F, 2E and 2G), providing additional capacity and back-up for customers in the UK and Ireland.