The switch affects Radio Sweden’s satellite channels to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Satellite dishes should now be aimed at 9 degrees East to receive Eurobird 9. The reason for the change is that the contract with Sirius is expiring, and in January Sirius 2 will be replaced with a new satellite, with a poorer coverage area.
Eurobird 9 has a strong signal and a large coverage area, with means smaller dish antennas will be necessary for reception, for example, in the Canary Islands and the Arabian peninsula.
The contract regarding SVT Europa and Eurobird 9 is for five years, and was agreed upon on November 23, 2007.
- Satellite: Eurobird 9
- Position: 9 degrees East
- Frequency: 11.843 GHz/V (Transponder 56)
- FEC: 3/4
- Symbol Rate: 27,500 Mbit/s