Euro 1080 was the first television channel via satellite in high resolution that it emitted in Europe. His first transmissions were through the Astra satellites in 19,2º This and 23,3º This, and also in 7º This of Eutelsat W3A.
Now the cease of its emissions at the end of the next month of January of 2008 through Astra announces. Thus, the three promotional channels promo HD1, HD5 and Exqi will stop definitively their transmissions in the satellite of Astra in 23,5º This.
The three channels will be only available in MPEG4 by 7º This of Eutelsat W3A.
The circumstance that also occurs HD1 in format MPEG2 has disappeared recently of the orbital position of 5º This of Sirius.
The more and more well-known presence of channels in high resolution in Europe has tolerated that the people in charge of Euro 1080 have decided “not to plant” face to the competition and to emit by only a satellite.