Digital TV News: SES ASTRA

ACCESS and Vestel Power ASTRA's New HbbTV Service for Germany's DTH Households
Nov 30, 2010 – ACCESS CO. and Vestel have announced that they have incorporated ACCESS' NetFront™ Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition in the new Vestel HbbTV set-top box. The device will enable consumers to receive SES ASTRA's HbbTV-enabled services.
News categories: ACCESS CO., Vestel, SES ASTRA, Digital TV, DVB-S2, Germany, HbbTV, Middleware, OTT, Satellite, Set Top Box, Smart Home

Pan-European 3D Channel Brava3D Starts on Astra
Nov 22, 2010 – SES ASTRA (Paris, LuxX: SESG) has announced that the Dutch TV channel Brava3D started broadcasting via the ASTRA satellite at 23.5 degrees East. Brava3D is the first pan-European 3D channel providing a mix of classical music, opera and ballet in 3D quality.
News categories: SES ASTRA, Europe, Satellite, VR

Hybrid Web-to-TV Set Top Boxes Enable Operators and Broadcasters for Internet Video Battleground
Sep 29, 2010 – With an Internet Protocol (IP) link coming in to nearly every possible consumer electronics device with a screen, hybrid Web-to-TV set top boxes (STB) will be vital tools that enable broadcasters and operators to compete, says In-Stat.
News categories: In-Stat, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, OTT, Satellite, Set Top Box, Terrestrial

Belgium's Mobistar to Rely on ASTRA for Its 'Mobistar TV' Offer
Sep 21, 2010 – SES ASTRA (Paris:SESG; LuxX:SESG) has announced that the Belgian telecom provider Mobistar (Brussels: MOBB) has launched a new 'Mobistar TV' offer that will include digital and High Definition TV channels received from ASTRA satellites.
News categories: SES ASTRA, Mobistar, Belgium, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Mobile, Satellite

Solaris Mobile Announces 2nd Generation Mobile Pocket Gateway Device
Sep 8, 2010 – Solaris Mobile has announced the development of its 2nd Generation Mobile Pocket Gateway device allowing the reception of services in S-Band on smart phones.
News categories: Solaris Mobile, Elektrobit, Europe, Gateway, IBCShowcase, Mobile, Portable

SES ASTRA Takes 3D Initiative
Sep 2, 2010 – SES ASTRA (Paris:SESG; LuxX:SESG) has announced an initiative to support the introduction of 3D TV in Europe. As part of the initiative, the industry reached a common understanding of the minimum technical specifications for the introduction of 3D.
News categories: SES ASTRA, Europe, Satellite, VR

TNTSAT continues to see strong growth
Jul 12, 2010 – SES ASTRA (Paris and Luxembourg: SESG) has announced that the French digital terrestrial channel offer on satellite, TNTSAT, broadcast via ASTRA, continues to show strong growth with a total of 2.3 million receivers sold at the end of June 2010.
News categories: TNTSAT, Digital TV, France, Market Research, Satellite, Set Top Box

MUSCADE explores 4-camera 3D for autostereoscopic displays
Jul 7, 2010 – 3D-pioneer KUK has built a 4-camera rig to allow shooting of multiview 3D content, suitable for rendering on autostereoscopic displays (3D-TVs without glasses). The work is in a research phase, but shows a path 3D-TV may take in the coming decade.
News categories: KUK Film, Heinrich Hertz Institute, MUSCADE, VR

ASTRA 3B Satellite Scheduled for Launch on 21 May 2010
May 20, 2010 – SES ASTRA (Paris, LuxX:SESG) has announced that the launch of its new satellite ASTRA 3B has now been scheduled for 21st May 2010. The satellite will be launched into space from the Guiana Space Centre between 19:01 and 19:44 pm local time.
News categories: SES ASTRA, Content Distribution, Europe, Satellite