A full listing of Hot Bird TV Channels can be found on the website SatBeams.com. There are 1,554 channels listed, along with each channel's encryption, resolution, package and compression. V_PID, A_PID and SID are also listed.
Hot Bird is the name of the broadcasting satellites that are owned by the French company Eutelsat S.A. These satellites can transmit to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. There are ten separate Hot Bird satellites.The satellites orbit in space at 13° E over the equator. The first Hot Bird satellite launched in 1995 while the 10th launched in 2008.
Over 1,000 of the channels broadcast by the Hot Bird satellites are Free-to-Air, which means these channels are unencrypted and a user doesn't need a subscription to view them. All of the channels Hot Bird broadcasts are connected to a package service. The packages broadcast by Hot Bird include Bis TV, Viacom, Sky Italia, Press TV and NOVA Greece. They also broadcast NOVA Cyprus, Press TV, NC+, Tivu Sat, Cyfrowy Polsat and Globecast.
The satellites broadcast channels in several different languages, including Italian, Arabic and Polish. Channels broadcast by Hot Bird include History Central Europe, Da Vinci Learning, Persian Star 1 and Motors TV.