What does ASTRA do?
What is digital television?
Who owns ASTRA?
>Visit the SES SA website
Can you supply me the equipment to watch ASTRA channels?
How much will the equipment cost?
Can I use a TV aerial to receive ASTRA channels?
I already have a satellite dish – can this be used for ASTRA reception?
How long can the cable to the dish be?
Up to 100 metres with high-quality cable. The length can be increased if a special amplifier ("line driver") is used.
How many ASTRA satellites are there?
There are currently 16 ASTRA satellites in use above the Earth
Where are the ASTRA satellites?
How can more than one satellite occupy the same position?
How are the ASTRA satellite controlled?
Which is the oldest ASTRA satellite?
ASTRA 1A was the first ASTRA satellite launched, in 1989 but it is no longer in use (it is still in orbit but was retired in 2004). The oldest ASTRA satellite still in use is ASTRA 1C, launched in 1993.
Which is the newest ASTRA satellite?
What new ASTRA satellites will be launched in the future?
How much do the ASTRA satellites each cost?
Do the ASTRA satellites ever go wrong?
What are the advantages of broadband via satellite?
>Learn more about ASTRA2Connect satellite broadband
What equipment is needed for ASTRA2Connect?
Where do I get ASTRA2Connect?
What are the contact details of a particular ASTRA staff member?
Can you send me some information on ASTRA?
How can I get a job with ASTRA?
How do I buy shares in ASTRA?
Can I use the dish inside the building?
Can I install the dish myself?
Can you advise me how to install the dish
Can you recommend an installer?
What channels are broadcast via ASTRA?
Can I receive channels via ASTRA?
Which ASTRA channels can I receive where I live?
How can I receive ASTRA channels outside of the coverage area?
Can you change the satellite so I can receive the channels I want?
How much does reception of ASTRA channels cost?
How do I subscribe to ASTRA channels?
Can I receive more than one programme at a time?
With today's satellite receivers you can only receive one programme at a time. This means that you cannot record one programme and watch another at the same time. Development work is in hand to allow more than one programme to be received at the same time. Digibox manufacturers have already demonstrated satellite boxes with dual receivers. This makes it possible to receive two different programmes at the same time (and view them on separate television sets). It will also be possible to view one programme while recording another. For encrypted programmes, the programme provider must make this facility available via the viewing card.