TVP DTH launches on Astra
September 16, 2009
SES has confirmed that the public Polish television Telewizja Polska (TVP) will launch a free-to-air platform on Astra. TVP has therefore extended its satellite capacity contracts for the use of two transponders at Astra's main orbital position 19.2 degrees East. TVP has been using this capacity since 2005. TVP is the largest public TV broadcaster in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on the new contract, TVP will use a spot beam which is available on Astra 1KR. This will allow TVP to broadcast all its Polish free-to-air channels in an unencrypted form to the Polish market.