Satnews Daily
December 11th, 2019

Eutelsat's HOTBIRD Capacity for Telefonica

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has secured a multi-year capacity contract at their flagship HOTBIRD neighborhood with Spain’s leading telecommunications operator, Telefonica.

Telefonica has selected Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the world's farthest-reaching Spanish general interest channel, and the news channel, 24 Horas, as well as six RNE (Radio Nacional de España)radio stations.

RTVE will shortly receive the benefits of this hotspot that covers Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).These channels were previously distributed on the 19.2° East orbital position.