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Hot Bird installation and support in Surrey, Sussex and Kent

Hot Bird is a group of satellites operated by Eutelsat, located at 13°E over the Equator (orbital position) and with a transmitting footprint over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Only digital radio and television channels are transmitted by the Hot Bird constellation, both free-to-air and encrypted. In addition, there are a few interactive and IP services. The satellites currently operate at 13° East and are numbered 13B, 13C and 13D. Up to 1000 television and radio channels are available Free-to-air.

ASTRA services

ASTRA is the common name given to both the SES ASTRA Company and the satellites it operates. ASTRA owns and operates a fleet of communications satellites in geostationary orbit, primarily used for broadcasting digital TV, radio and multi-media services to cable networks and direct to homes in Europe and surrounding areas. Digital satellite TV uses a completely different format to the old analogue broadcasts, providing a better picture and sound for the viewer and the capacity for more channels for the broadcaster.

Packages broadcast on Hot Bird


  • Cyfrowy Polsat
  • Eurosport
  • Globecast
  • NC+
  • NOVA Greece
  • NOVA Cyprus
  • Press TV
  • Sky Italia
  • Tivù Sat
  • Viacom
  • and many more!
  • Bis TV

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We cover areas around Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Brighton, Gatwick and Tunbridge Wells.

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