New satellite for Eutelsat Kabelkiosk

By Robert Briel | April 14, 2009 | 19:53 UK

The German cable headend-in-the-sky service Kabelkiosk from Eutelsat takes position on its new home, the Eutelsat Eurobid 9A satellite, on Wednesday April 15th. The service will be simulcast for a period of three months.

The move from 8 degrees West to the new position at 9 degrees East was reported in Broadband TV News last February
Martina Rutenbeck, MD of Eutelsat visa vision GmbH, said in a statement: “The new high-performance satellite Eurobird 9A, launched in mid-February to the 9 degrees East position, will nearly double the number of transponders available from 20 to 38. This huge expansion of capacity is an important prerequisite for further growth of the KabelKiosk offer. The Eutelsat position at 9 degrees East is increasingly becoming a
key position for the feeding of cable networks.”

At the moment Kabelkiosk delivers a basic bouquet of 40 German language commercial channels to cable head ends and SMATV installation in Germany and other parts of Europe. In addition, there are the FamilyXL and Sports bouquets, as well as MTV Tune-In. Also carried are the live football games of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga. In addition, there are 32 foreign language channels available in Turkish, Russian, Polish, Italian, French, Serbian, English, Portuguese and Spanish.