The 9° East orbital location is home to a powerful satellite optimized for broadcast services. Our EUTELSAT 9B satellite is at the heart of a fast-growing DTH neighbourhood and cable hotspot, delivering over 500 TV channels, 200 in HD.
EUTELSAT 9B provides satellite coverage across Europe for TV channels and platforms through an extensive, widebeam coverage, and five regionally centred high-power footprints efficiently address linguistic markets. Capacity is spread across the five footprints, with frequency reuse significantly increasing overall bandwidth.
A pan-European footprint delivers a wide coverage for channels seeking maximum reach into satellite homes and to terrestrial head-ends, providing connectivity to cable networks across the whole of Europe. Five regional footprints address high-growth digital TV markets in Germany, Greece, Italy, and the Nordics with the Baltics and Ukraine.
Pay-TV platforms and national DTT programmes appreciate this regional footprint model which enables them to efficiently address linguistic markets, while in parallel, leverage reception from the HOTBIRD neighbourhood with off-the-shelf dual-feed dishes.