Telefonica Selects HOTBIRD To Broadcast RTVE Content

Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year capacity contract at its flagship HOTBIRD neighborhood with Spain’s leading telecommunications operator Telefonica.

Telefonica has selected Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13°East to broadcast RTVE FTA content consisting of two HD channels – TVE Internacional Europa and the news channel, 24 Horas, as well as six RNE (Radio Nacional de España) radio stations. RTVE will shortly benefit from the unrivalled audience of this hotspot covering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These channels were previously distributed on the 19.2°East orbital position.

“We are proud to have been selected by Telefonica to broadcast the content of a major public broadcaster on HOTBIRD. This demonstrates both the benefit of satellite as a broadcast infrastructure and the attractiveness of HOTBIRD as a key neighborhood across Europe and the MENA region.”

Philippe Oliva
Chief Commercial Officer,
Eutelsat

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