KabelKiosk switch to 9 East completed

KabelKiosk, the German direct-to-cable platform operated by Eutelsat, has completed the change of its signal feed to cable networks to the new satellite position 9 East.

Several thousand cable head ends of the more than 250 partners have been realigned to the new orbital position during the 3-month changeover period. The transmission of programmes via the old position 8 West has been terminated with only Eurobird 9A (9 West) now in use.

The switch enables KabelKiosk to realise its expansion plans, with 38 transponders on the new satellite as opposed to the 20 formerly available. In addition to the expansion of the digital free-to-air TV and pay-TV portfolios, HDTV and video-on-demand services are also planned.