BBC on ASTRA 2A !!!!!!!

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BBC on new ASTRA 2A transponders !!!! sounds impossible?????? read below


BBC announced to have contracted further transponder on ASTRA 2A !!!!




SES ASTRA, an SES GLOBAL company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), is pleased to announce that the BBC has contracted a further transponder, this time on the ASTRA 2A satellite at 28.2o E.

The BBC, which already has six ASTRA transponders on ASTRA 2B and 2D, will use the additional capacity to reconfigure the satellite delivery of its portfolio of TV, radio and interactive services.

Alexander Oudendijk, ASTRA's Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President, said: "The BBC is a broadcasting institution throughout the world, respected and admired for the diversity and quality of its programming. Once again the BBC has decided to expand our business relationship and we believe that this is in no small measure due to our like-minded commitment to quality and service." The BBC's acting Controller of Distribution Richard Waghorn, said: "The BBC aims to deliver its services across the UK on the platforms where our audiences expect to find them, free-to-air. The new transponder will increase our flexibility to meet our audiences' changing aspirations for the satellite platform. The BBC is pleased to be enhancing its long-standing relationship with ASTRA who can provide world-class technical expertise and experience, as well as proven security and back-up facilities."


source : SES-ASTRA
 

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I'm getting to dislike RSS - I always end up in the wrong thread, LOL.:D

So, it seems like there are about three threads all saying the same thing - none to my knowledge actually say what the beeb is up to? Someone said something close ........

If it hasn't been confirmed in another thread i'll do it here - if you don't know, the new transponders are for HD; which if really true will come in handy for the world cup with english commentary.

However, sources close to the deal said the corporation had snapped up the capacity on the Astra 2A satellite so it could launch a HDTV package when BSkyB unveils its much-anticipated HD service early next year. "The BBC wants to match it," said one source close to the transaction.
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