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Kabelio AG Picks Eutelsat Hotbird for New Swiss DTH Platform

By | October 16, 2020
Artist Rendition of next generation Hotbird satellites. Photo: Airbus

Artist Rendition of Hotbird satellites. Photo: Airbus

Kabelio AG chose Eutelsat Communication‘s Hotbird video neighborhood for the launch of a new Swiss Direct-to-Home (DTH) High Definition (HD) platform. This multi-year contract will allow Kabelio to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout Europe. In September, Sky Italia renewed its capacity contract at Eutelsat’s Hotbird position, representing a secured backlog of about $532 million (450 million euros).

Launched mid-October, Kabelio’s new line-up features both domestic and international channels, and includes 34 TV channels in HD including entertainment, sport, news, and documentaries, supplemented by a range of free-to-air channels in various European languages.

Commenting on the contract, Eutelsat Vice President of Sales, DACH, CE, and SE Europe Apostolos Triantafyllou Eutelsat said: “We are delighted to welcome Kabelio aboard Hotbird and to support the launch of a new HD platform in Europe. This agreement highlights the unmatched reach of Eutelsat Hotbird, as well as the resilience of the European broadcast landscape.”