Eutelsat readies satellite launches for Americas
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia
| 31 October 2014
Eutelsat Americas is readying two satellites for launch within the next 18 months, to support increasing television demand in the region.

"Since joining Eutelsat, Eutelsat Americas has been leveraging the company's strength in DTH, DTT, HDTV, and live broadcasting to respond to the regional demand for next-generation video services," the company said. "Eutelsat has also been a pioneer in UHDTV (4K), launching several demo channels so that actors at all levels can begin acquiring experience with these formats. This will ensure Eutelsat Americas can respond to local customers' needs in the future."

During the last quarter of 2015, Eutelsat Americas will launch the EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite which will be co-located at 117° West with EUTELSAT 117 West A and will consolidate the video neighbourhood around this orbital position to provide DTH and DTT services in Mexico, the Caribbean, the Andes and the South Cone.

Targeting the growing Brazilian and Latin American market, Eutelsat Americas will also launch EUTELSAT 65 West A in early 2016, which will be located at 65° West, a premium orbital slot with excellent elevation angles and one of the most important neighbourhoods for pay-TV in Brazil. This satellite will offer broad landmass coverage in C and Ku-bands for video distribution to headends and DTH broadcasting.

"These upcoming satellite launches will allow Eutelsat Americas to expand its reach and grow beyond its current footprint to broaden its offer and provide outstanding services to its DTT, DTH, cable and special events customers," the company noted.