Kabelio AG selects Eutelsat Hotbird for channel launches

Switzerland’s Kabelio AG has selected Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite neighborhood to launch a new Swiss direct-to-home HD platform. The pair have signed a multi-year contract that will allow Kabelio to leverage the reach of the satellite to target Swiss audiences at home and throughout Europe. The new Kabelio channel line-up was launched in mid-October and features […]

4KUNIVERSE channel to launch across EMEA

4KUNIVERSE, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, is due to launch over Europe, the Middle East and Africa after agreeing a deal with Eutelsat. The channel is due to launch on Eutelsat’s Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1 and will be capable of reaching cable and IPTV networks. 4KUNIVERSE will air original […]

Eutelsat renews SRG deal

Satellite operator Eutelsat has renewed its deal to distribute Swiss public broadcaster SRG via the Hotbird position at 13° East. The multi-year renewal of one transponder complements a second transponder already booked on a long-term basis. SRG SSR occupies the two Hotbird transponders to broadcast seven channels – RTS Un, RTS Deux, SRF 1, SRF […]

Eutelsat turns in better than expected results

Satellite operator Eutelsat saw a 2% like-for-like drop in video revenues in the six months to December to €455.4 million, contributing to an overall drop of 0.9% in revenues to €755 million. EBITDA dropped by 2% to €588 million. Net income rose by 2.2% to €192 million for the company’s fiscal first half. The company […]