Hot Bird

Hot Bird is a group of satellites operated by Eutelsat, located at 13°E over the Equator (orbital position) and with a transmitting footprint over Asia, Europe, North Africa, Americas and the Middle East.

Hot Bird
Hot Bird Official Logo
Country of originFrance
OperatorEutelsat
ApplicationsCommunications
Specifications
RegimeGeostationary, 13° East
Production
StatusOperational
On order0
Built11
Launched11
Operational3
Retired7
Lost1
Maiden launchHot Bird 1
28 March 1995
Last launchHot Bird 10
12 February 2009

Only digital radio and television channels are transmitted by the Hot Bird constellation, both free-to-air and encrypted. In addition there are a few interactive and IP services. The satellites currently operate at 13° East and are numbered 13B, 13C and 13E. The satellites have been broadcasting digital-only since TV5Monde switched off its analogue signal in 2010.[1]