Eutelsat surpasses 100 HD channels

Eutelsat Communications has broken through the barrier of 100 High-Definition TV channels broadcasting through its satellites. The 100th channel to take to the skies was Sky Sport 1HD, the flagship channel of the latest HD package from the SKY Italia pay-TV platform.

Since the start of transmissions of Euro 1080 on Eutelsat's satellites in 2005 HDTV has taken great strides, with channels increasing tenfold since mid-2006 and more than doubling since June 2008. A total of 42 per cent of the 243 HD satellite channel streams in Europe and the Middle East are broadcast through a Eutelsat satellite.