Occasional use specialist PBLSat has made a public commitment to the recently launched Sirius 4 satellite at 5 degrees East. PBLSat will use the SES-owned craft to expand its portfolio of European ad-hoc satellite capacity. It will complement PBLSat’s existing capacity on Eutelsat W2 and Atlantic Bird 1. The company acquired the rights to the former BT Broadcast Services Occasional Service portfolio in April 2007.
Sirius 4 has two European Ku-band beams, one concentrated on the Nordic countries, and the second focusing on Europe as a whole.
In addition to the broadcast of DTH packages into Scandinavia and the Baltic counties, Arqiva also uses the 5 East position for European cable distribution.