Changes to Satellite Distribution in Europe and the Middle East
During the next year or so World Service programme distribution is changing position on some satellites.
The first change, taking place during August, will affect the audience that listen and watch World Service programmes from the Hotbird satellite. The affected services are Arabic TV, Arabic Radio and two of the World Service English radio streams to Europe and the Middle East.
The New Hotbird frequency starts on the 5 August 2014 and the existing Hotbird frequency will cease on 5 September. Tuning details are shown below.
Satellite Eutelsat Hotbird 13D
Satellite Orbital Position 13° East
Transponder Number 130
Space Segment Downlink Centre Frequency 11.117GHz
Space Segment Downlink Polarisation Vertical
Forward Error Correction (FEC) 3/4
Symbol rate 27.5Msymbol/s
BBC Arabic TV SID 14616
BBC Arabic Radio SID 14617
BBC English (Europe) SID 14618
BBC English (Middle East) SID 14619
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