Paris Launches the New 24/7 FTV HD Channel!

    VIENNA, Austria, Oct. 31 /CNW/ -

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    Fashion TV, the global leader of fashion in television and new media,
reaching more than 400 million homes all over the world, is proud to announce
the launch of its High Definition channel. In cooperation with RR Sat, FTV HD
will be broadcasted on Thaicom 5 all over Asia, Australia, Africa, Middle East
and in parts of Europe. In cooperation with EUTELSAT, FTV HD will also be
broadcasted on EUROBIRD 9. By the end of October, FTV plans to launch a
further signal on Galaxy Satellite for North and South America. After that FTV
will be the first TV station broadcasting worldwide in HD! FTV HD delivers an
outstanding picture and sound quality, richer and with more natural colors.
    Michel Adam, President of Fashion TV: "After many years of preparation,
following the upcoming market demand, we are very happy to launch Fashion TV
in High Definition and strengthen again our Number 1 position."
    Fashion TV is the biggest Fashion Medium in the world. FTV's mission,
since its inception in 1997, is to innovate, show and follow the latest trends
in fashion and audiovisual technology. Since 4 years High Definition Format is
the standard quality for all FTV video productions. FTV means 500 hours of new
program content every year, 300 new shows and 600 new clips every season.

    Technical details:

    Location: 78.5 degrees East
    Reception frequency: 3450 MHz
    Polarization: Horizontal
    Symbol Rate: 13.333 Msyb
    FEC: 3/4
    Transmission: MPEG-4
    Uplink station: RRsat
    Encryption: Free to Air

    EuroBird 9
    Location: 9.0 degrees East
    Downlink frequency: 11919.28 MHz
    Polarization: Vertical
    Symbol rate: 27.500 Msyb
    FEC: 3/4
    Transmission: MPEG-4
    Uplink station: RRsat
    Encryption: Free to Air

For further information:

For further information: FTV Programm GmbH, Max Posch, +43-1-513-12-67,

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