SES Astra has announced on 06/14/06 an agreement with TV Vlaanderen for further capacity on Astra’s prime orbital position 19.2° East to accommodate the official launch of Belgium’s first direct-to-home (DTH) bouquet. In addition to the channels of Flemish public broadcaster VRT, the bouquet of TV Vlaanderen now consists of all Flemish private channels including VTM, Kanaal2, JIM, VT4, VIJFtv, Vitaya, and KanaalZ.

Kurt Pauwels, Managing Director of TV Vlaanderen, added: “For the first time, Flemish viewers can watch Flemish public and commercial channels via satellite at low cost. Thanks to our collaboration with SES Astra, our subscribers will have access to more than 400 radio and TV channels on Astra and will benefit from the reliability and the quality of the Astra satellite transmission”.