TVP Polonia has begun tests from Eutelsat’s Hot Bird at 13 degrees East.

As reported last September, TVP will no longer be available on Astra at 19.2 degrees East from the beginning of next year.

The move to Hot Bird from 19.2 degrees East will also affect other TVP channels, including TVP Historia and TVP Kultura.

TVP Polonia is initially appearing as a test card, with rest transmissions expected to start in a week’s time.

TVP’s channels on 19.2 degrees East will be switched off on December 31 and begin full transmissions from 13 degrees East on January 1.