The Swedish expat TV service SVT Europa and Radio Sweden will switch from the Sirius 2 satellite (5 degrees East) to Eurobird 9 (9 degrees East) on December 8. The move will affect Radio Sweden’s satellite channels to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
The reason for the change is that the contract with Sirius is expiring, and in January Sirius 2 will be replaced by the recently launched Sirius 4, with a less suitable coverage area, according to the Swedish public broadcaster. The contract between SVT Europa and Eutelsat is for a period of five years.
SVT Europa is an international channel with ‘the best from SVT1 and SVT2’ and encoded in Viaccess. Its primary target group is Swedish expats.