ARABIC-LANGUAGE TV CHANNEL OF DEUTSCHE WELLE NOW AVAILABLE VIA ASTRA 19.2 EAST IN WESTERN EUROPE
LUXEMBOURG, 14 December 2015 -- SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today a cooperation with Deutsche Welle (DW) to transmit its Arabic language TV programme via the orbital position Astra 19.2 degrees East. The DW channel will be available in Western Europe as of Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
This cooperation is designed to reach refugees coming from the Middle East. Initially, DW will transmit an Arabic-language channel focusing on information, understanding and cultural exchange. Over the coming months, DW's Arabic-language programming will be transformed into an integration and information channel, with planned content contributions from German and European partners. The channel will then, for instance, transmit German language courses.
"With this project we want to contribute to providing better information and facilitating the integration of refugees,” said Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Europe at SES. “Deutsche Welle is an internationally esteemed partner with an excellent reputation.”
"Thanks to SES, we are in a position to make a high-value TV-programme available for refugees and all interested audiences,” said Peter Limbourg, Deutsche Welle Director General. “Conveying European values and providing access to reliable information are our objectives and our contribution to the refugees’ integration into German society."
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