SatLink launches DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird

SatLink Communications has launched a new DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite. 

The platform offers powerful wide beam coverage to Europe and the Middle East, and will support the delivery of HD and SD channels to European cable, satellite and pay TV platforms.

The Hotbird DVB-S2 platform will be located at 13.0° degrees East and provide from SatLink’s facilities in Israel. It was developed in conjunction with Sky Italia, and supports the Italian TV platform’s conditional access system.

“The launch of the new Hot Bird DVB-S2 platform is another step in our continued development of SatLink’s services and offerings as we look to address the needs of both broadcasters and Pay TV platforms. The continuing growth of the HD market is the future for broadcasting across the regions as broadcasters look to enrich the viewer’s experience,” said David Hochner, CEO of SatLink Communications.

SatLink is a global teleport, content management and HD playout services provider, while Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellites currently broadcast to some 120 million homes across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.