Hot Bird

Eutelsat: 21.5m German TV homes receiving Hot Bird channels

Some 21.5 million of Germany’s 40.1 million TV homes now receive channels from Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite position, according to new research from the firm. Revealing the results of its Eutelsat TV Observatory 2016 for the German market at Anga Com in Cologne, Eutelsat said that between spring 2014 and 2016 the number of homes […]

Eutelsat launches TV guide app for FTA channels

Eutelsat has launched Sat.TV, a TV guide that includes all free-to-air (FTA) channels at its Hot Bird position at 13 deg. East. The satellite operator has launched the app in partnership with technology provider Wiztivi to give additional value to the operators of its huge offer of FTA channels from across the world in multiple […]

Eutelsat demos Ultra HD channel, launches 3B satellite

Eutelsat Communications is stepping up its commitment to Ultra HD, launching what it claims is Europe’s first demo channel encoded in HEVC at 50 frames per second. The channel also has 10-bit colour depth, which, combined with the HEVC encoding and framerate, make up the key parameters for Ultra HD, according to the satellite operator. […]

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 […]

Cyfrowy Polsat takes more Eutelsat capacity for HD rollout

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has taken additional capacity on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird video neighbourhood to “further accelerate the availability of HD content” to its base of 3.5 million subscribers.  At the same time, Cyfrowy Polsat signed a multi-year deal to extend the lease of existing capacity from Eutelsat. With the new capacity, Cyfrowy […]

Arqiva targets Poland, Greece and Italy

Communications infrastructure firm Arqiva has acquired an additional Eutelsat Hot Bird transponder in a bid to target Poland, Greece and Italy.  Arqiva said that it would use the distribution platform to meet broadcaster demand for an independent HD satellite transponder operator in these countries. The firm also said it establishing a fibre point-of-presence in Warsaw […]