CANAL SATELLITE REUNION BOOSTS CAPACITY ON EUTELSAT W2 SATELLITE FOR NEW PAY-TV SERVICES
Paris, 27 November 2007

Eutelsat Communications has signed a multiyear contract with Canal Satellite Réunion, which is a subsidiary of Canal Overseas (Canal+ Group). The capacity on Eutelsat’s W2 satellite will support the expansion of the Canal Satellite Réunion pay-TV platform which broadcasts channels and services to satellite homes in Reunion Island and surrounding islands in the Indian Ocean.

With this new contract, Canal Satellite Réunion, which launched in 1998, is now operating four transponders on Eutelsat’s W2 satellite. Using a high-power beam on W2, optimised by Eutelsat for coverage of Indian Ocean islands, the platform broadcasts over 60 channels to homes equipped for Direct-to-Home reception.

The line-up includes seven new thematic channels launched this month: Du côté de chez vous, Ushuaïa TV, Kanal Austral, MTV Music, Extreme Sports Channel, Game One and Private Spice. In addition to providing additional capacity, Eutelsat will also uplink channels joining Canal Satellite Réunion to the W2 satellite from its teleport in Rambouillet, near Paris.

(Source: Eutelsat)