Rai and Eutelsat have a long-term partnership based on technical innovation. The broadcaster already has a bouquet of HD channels on the Tivùsat satellite platform on HOTBIRD, Europe’s prime orbital location at 13° East. Today, the HOTBIRD video neighbourhood hosts 10 premium platforms, over 600 pay-tv channels, 400 free-to-air channels, 300 HDTV channels and five UHD channels. It is the main satellite position for Italian TV viewers.
The broadcaster chose Eutelsat to help deliver its UHD channel because of our experience and professional resources for delivering high quality services, according to specific requirements. This includes bandwidth availability on HOTBIRD, with none of the data restrictions of fibre, and the immediate reception of UHD content across the country with consistent quality.
Further crucial factors for Rai in choosing Eutelsat were our experience in delivering UHD channels, our flexible and responsive service teams and our advanced technical facilities, including the fully-resourced Rambouillet teleport in France. Whether it is live sports or cultural events, or movies, drama and factual entertainment, we help Rai deliver the highest quality and innovative services to its viewers.