Joyne, a multichannel TV venture for Dutch viewers has selected the Eutelsat 9B satellite as its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe. Joyne has signed a multiyear, multitransponder contract with Eutelsat Communications and is preparing an official launch using Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport for uplink services. The platform will begin with a diverse mix of pay and free-to-air channels with a strong emphasis on sport. It will feature 30 Dutch and international channel brands.. Using the powerful pan-European beam on Eutelsat 9B viewers will be able to receive the DTH service with Conax Contego cam cards and dishes starting from 45 cm.