With a unique pan-European coverage, the high-power HOTBIRD satellites at 13° East form one of the largest broadcasting systems in EMEA, delivering 900 television channels to more than 156 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Leading DTH, cable, IP and DTT delivery in EMEA, the HOTBIRD video neighbourhood is home to 7 premium DTH platforms and reaches almost 100% cable and IPTV penetration in the region.

Over 600 pay-TV channels, 300 free-to-air channels, 500 HDTV channels and 12 UHD channels broadcast from 13° East. In addition to broadcasting television services, the system provides over 500 radio stations and multimedia services.

Why clients choose HOTBIRD


HOTBIRD 13F LAUNCHED: 15/10/2022

HOTBIRD 13G LAUNCHED: 03/11/2022

CONSTRUCTOR: Airbus Defence and Space


The two new high-power HOTBIRD 13F and HOTBIRD 13G satellites have entered commercial service at Eutelsat’s 13° East video neighbourhood, releasing the three satellites previously located at 13° East, to carry out new missions.

HOTBIRD 13F and 13G are reinforcing and enhancing the broadcast quality of around nine hundred television channels into more than 156 million homes across Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. These new state-of-the-art satellites are also bringing advanced features to 13° East, including in-orbit redundancy ability and uplink signal protection and resilience. Built by manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space, the satellites are based on the new generation Eurostar Neo telecommunications satellite platform, developed under an ESA partnership project with Airbus designed to foster innovation and competitiveness in the European space industry.

Particular to HOTBIRD 13G, the satellite hosts the EGNOS GEO-4 payload, pertaining to the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA). The payload enables the EUSPA to deliver reliable and secure space-based services and provides additional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) service capabilities within and beyond the European Union, supporting a growing number of users.



  • Video


  • Europe
  • North Africa
  • Middle East