Channels from CANA*+ Group join Eutelsats HOT BIRD for distribution to TPS subscribers

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the signature of an agreement with CANA*+ for broadcasting channels produced by the CANA*+ Group from its flagship HOT BIRD broadcast neighbourhood at 13 degrees East.

The broadcasting agreement between the CANA*+ Group and Eutelsat covers the lease of 18 Mb/s of bandwidth on Eutelsats HOT BIRD 7A satellite, which was launched on 11 March. Eutelsat is also responsible for transmitting the encrypted channels from the CANA*+ digital broadcast centre at Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris, to Eutelsats teleport at Rambouillet. The signals are uplinked from Rambouillet to HOT BIRD 7A in a DVB multiplex operated by Eutelsat.

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