SES has confirmed that Astra is now broadcasting the Swiss private channel 3+ from its prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East. 3+ is the first broadcaster based in Switzerland to use SES’s satellite capacities. The transmission via the orbital position 19.2 degrees East will expand the reach of 3+ by around 400,000 households in Switzerland.
“The decision of 3+ to partner with Astra for its satellite transmission is an important milestone in the development of the Swiss market,” said Wolfgang Elsässer, Managing Director of Astra Germany and also responsible for Austria and Switzerland. “3+ is a very popular channel and in addition to the Swiss channels of ProSiebenSat1 Media and RTL Group, satellite TV in Switzerland via Astra is now even more attractive.”