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Hotbird 4 to be moved at 7W and renamed to Nilesat 103

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deepbluesky

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Octagon Quad Optima OQSLO @ Laminas OFC-1100 @ Powertech DG-380 @ Vu+ Solo²(OpenATV) / Technotrend S2-1600
Sony KDL32W656A / TBS 6220 (DVB-C)
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Hello altogether,

As Eutelsat announced Hotbird 4 is supposed to be moved at 7W to provide free capacities for Nilesat. Therefore the satellite will be renamed into Nilesat 103.

A very interesting scenario since the next couple of months also Hotbird 7A+8 are supposed to be launched and placed at 13E which won't provide any Superbeams anymore. Thus the reception of TPS + Sky Italia frequencies that are very difficult to receive in Eastern Europe and Middle East should become much better. On the other hand who knows how difficult will Nilesat 103 aka Hotbird 4 will be to get in many parts of Europe. Seems that this will be another Arabsat 2D (former known as Hotbird 5).
 
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it may be the oposite for TPS in africa (bamako, mali)
we curently get HB4 (both wide and super beam) with SA 4.5M
But we are not able to get HB6 eurobeam (wish I know why :)
if HB 7A & 8 are similar to HB6, we are going to have major problems.
 
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