EUTELSAT 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed to target fast-growing video and broadband markets across Latin America.
Its high-power Ku-band payload enables the DTH reception of digital and HD channels across Brazil with 60cm antennas and facilitates corporate connectivity in Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andean region.
The satellite also features a transatlantic C-band coverage for cross-continental video contribution and distribution and a multi-spotbeam Ka-band payload for broadband access across Brazil and Latin America.
A far-reaching antenna seeding program enables broadcasters to enhance their reach and cable operators to enrich their offer via the 65° West video neighborhood. EUTELSAT 65 West A is poised to achieve 100% penetration of Brazilian cable operators, allowing Eutelsat’s key satellite for Brazil to reach over 18 million homes. The program will be completed by the end of 2017.
Built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) in California and based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, the EUTELSAT 65 West A was launched in March 2016 by an Ariane rocket.