Eurochannel, the international channel dedicated to high-quality European films and series, today announced from MIPCOM in Cannes its upgrade from Standard to High Definition (HD) with Eutelsat. Already a direct customer of Eutelsat for the last five years, the channel is now expanding its capacity on thehigh-power EUTELSAT 16A satellite to launch its HD version for European viewers.
EUTELSAT 16A is positioned at Eutelsat’s 16° East key neighbourhood, a preferred location for TV distribution to terrestrial networks across Europe, from Reykjavik to Moscow and Tenerife to Tbilisi. Eurochannel is currently received by more than 70 cable and IP operators in 17 countries across Europe and will leverage EUTELSAT 16A’s reach to reinforce its European distribution that recently extended to Russia, Lithuania and Croatia. The upgraded HD channel will be uplinked from Bosnia via Eutelsat’s partner teleport “TEAM:MEDIA”.
Eurochannel is an award-winning world television channel dedicated to showing the diversity of European culture through films and series, as well as content featuring European fashion events, arts and destinations. Its move to HD underlines its commitment to meeting user expectation for an enhanced viewing experience.