13° East, EMEA's prime orbital location for TV channels
million homes receive TV channels broadcast via HOTBIRD satellites
With three high-power satellites, the HOTBIRD family at 13° East forms one of the largest broadcasting systems in Europe, delivering 1000 television channels to more than 135 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
The HOTBIRD video neighbourhood hosts 10 premium platforms, over 600 pay-TV channels, 400 free-to-air channels and over 200 HDTV channels. In addition to broadcasting television services, the system provides over 500 radio stations and multimedia services.
Direct-To-Home reception in beam centre is possible with antennae smaller than 70 cm, and with slightly larger antennas throughout Europe, North Africa and as far East as Moscow and Dubai.