European satellite operator SES Astra has concluded a long-term agreement with MTV Networks Europe for further capacity on its Astra satellite at the orbital position 19.2 degrees East. Financial terms were not disclosed.
SES Astra said MTV would use the newly contracted transponder to launch TV channels for different european markets, but primarily France and the Netherlands with MTV European, MTV NL, MTV Idol, MTV Pulse, and Nickelodeon France.

MTV and its US owner, Viacom, have now contracted seven transponders in total from SES Astra.