Ses Astra and Hungarian platform UPC Direct has announced the company/signature of a contract for the use of a fourth transponder in the system of Astra satellites in the position of 19,2° This.
The activation of a fourth transponder in Astra will allow UPC, to give an impulse to its programming for its present market of direct transmission in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Eslovaca.
This fourth transponder of UPC in the Astra satellite 1E corresponds to number 63, in particular the frequency 10.920-H GHz (MR. 22000, FEC 5/6). In this transponder channels TCM are included, Viasat Explorer, Viasat History, Cardboard Network, AXN and Boomerang.
UPC Direct emits their supply of channels codified in the Cryptoworks system through 19,2º This of Astra. The other three frequencies that use are those of 11.992-H, 12.304-H and 12.382-H.